Marc Coppey


Marc Coppey (Strasbourg, 1969) studied at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, and the Univeristy of Indiana in Bloomington. At age 18, he won first prize during the 1988 Leipzig Bach Competition. After he received invitations from Sir Yehudi Menuhin and Mstislav Rostropovitch, his international solo career took off.

He is also very active as a chamber musician. Among others, he was cellist in the Ysaÿe Quartet. Marc Coppey plays both classical and modern music. Many composers dedicated works to him, and he regularly performs world premiers of new concertos. 

Marc Coppey currently teaches at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and regularly gives masterclasses. He is also musical director of the ‘Musicales de Colmar’ chamber music festival, and of the Zagreb Soloists. In 2021, he was Artist in Residence at the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música.

He plays a cello built by Matteo Goffriller (Venice, 1711).

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