Bruno Philippe
France, °1993
CELLO 2017 : Laureate
Bruno Philippe is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris, where he was taught by Jérôme Pernoo. He went on to specialist studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under Clemens Hagen. Since 2014, he has been studying as a young soloist at the Kronberg Academy under Frans Helmerson. He was awarded Third Prize and the audience prize at the ARD competition in Munich in 2014 and special prizes at the Feuermann competition in Berlin in 2014 and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2015. In 2017, he was a laureate of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. In 2018, he was a laureate of the Victoires de la Musique Classique in the ‘Révélation soliste instrumental’ category.

He has already performed as a soloist with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Münchener Kammerorchester, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, under conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Bruno Mantovani, and Michel Tabachnik. He has also appeared at the Festival Pablo Casals in Prades, the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, La Folle Journée de Nantes, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier, La Roque d’Anthéron, the Cello Biennale in Amsterdam, the Mozartfest Würzburg, the BR studio in Munich, and the Schwetzinger SWR-Festspiele.

His first album, devoted to the Brahms sonatas and recorded with the pianist Tanguy de Williencourt for the Evidence Classic label, was released in 2015. In 2017, he joined the Harmonia Mundi label and brought out a new album of Beethoven and Schubert, once again with Tanguy de Williencourt. In 2016, he was awarded the Safran Foundation for Music Prize. Bruno Philippe plays a Carlo Tononi cello, on loan from the Beare’s International Violin Society.


2014-2017 Frans Helmerson
2013-2014 Clemens Hagen
2009-2013 Jérôme Pernoo


2014-2017 Further Master Studies - Kronberg Academy
2013-2014 Postgraduate Studies - Mozarteum Salzburg
2009-2013 Master - Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de danse de Paris


2017 Schleswig Holstein Festival, Berlin Konzerthaus, Schleswig Holstein - Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach (dir.)
2017 Kronberg Academy, Alte Oper Frankfürt - HR-Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach (dir.)
2017 Auditorium de Dijon - Orchestre de Dijon, Gabor Tacaks-Nagy (dir.)


2014 ARD (Munich) - 3ème Prix + prix du public
2014 Emmanuel Feuermann Competition - Spécial "outstanding performance"
2015 Tchaikovsky Competition - Spécial "best participant of the semi finale"
2011 Concours André Navarra - 3ème Prix + 3 prix spéciaux
Final 2017: Bruno Philippe - Dvořák
Final 2017: Bruno Philippe - Hosokawa
Semi-final 2017: Bruno Philippe - concerto
Semi-final 2017: Bruno Philippe - recital
Final (02/06/2017)
Toshio Hosokawa Sublimation
Antonín Dvořák Concerto n. 2 in B minor op. 104 B 191
Bruno Philippe, cello
Brussels Philharmonic, dir. Stéphane Denève

Récital (16/05/2017)

Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude (Suite n. 4 in E flat major BWV 1010)
Johann Sebastian Bach Courante (Suite n. 4 in E flat major BWV 1010)
Johann Sebastian Bach Gigue (Suite n. 4 in E flat major BWV 1010)
Annelies Van Parys Chacun(e) sa chaconne
Francis Poulenc Sonata for cello and piano FP 143
David Popper Dance of the Elves
Bruno Philippe, cello
Tanguy de Williencourt, pianist accompanist

Concerto (19/05/2017)

Joseph Haydn Concerto n. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb:1
Bruno Philippe, cello
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Frank Braley
First round (11/05/2017)
Eugène Ysaÿe Grave (Sonata for solo cello in C minor op. 28)
Franz Schubert Allegro moderato (Sonata in A minor D 821)
Luigi Boccherini Sonata in C major G. 17
Bruno Philippe, cello
Lidy Blijdorp, cellist accompanist
Tanguy de Williencourt, pianist accompanist
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