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Martin Egidi

cello & baroque cello

Martin Egidi is part of this new generation of versatile musicians who embrace the vast spectrum from ancient to contemporary music.

Born in Lausanne, his studies lead him to obtain a Bachelor's degree with honors from the class of Patrick Demenga. He is then the recipient of several national awards. In 2020, he earned a Master's degree at the Musik-Akademie in Basel in the class of Danjulo Ishizaka. He further learns under the guidance of internationally renowned musicians such as David Geringas, Marko Ylönen, Lionel Cottet, Gustav Rivinius, and Stephan Forck. In 2019, he won the Migros Cultural Percentage and became part of the concert placement program of the same institution.

Since a young age, Martin has appeared in various festivals in Switzerland and abroad, including the Davos Festival, Hirzenberg Festival, Musikdorf Ernen, Altstadtserenaden Basel, and the Swiss Chamber Music Festival in Adelboden. He can be heard performing with various chamber music ensembles, including a duo with percussionist Augustin Lipp, the Opalio Piano Quintet, and the Trio Zeitgeist. With this formation, he won three prizes at the Orpheus Competition (2022) and the 1st Paul Juon Chamber Music Competition (2023). The trio is also invited to the International Musician Seminar (IMS) in Prussia Cove.

In addition to his regular orchestral practice, he dedicates a significant amount of time to contemporary repertoire and studied baroque cello at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under the guidance of Christophe Coin. He appears in baroque ensembles and orchestras such as Arcangelo, Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble, the Kammerorchester Basel, le Concert de la Loge or Arte Frizzante.

He is also a member of the shared artistic direction of the Orchestre des Jeunes de Suisse Romande.

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