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Joël Marosi

1.Principal Cellist at Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

Cello Professor at the Hochschule Luzern

Joël Marosi


Born in Zurich, Joël Marosi began his cello lessons with Nancy Chumachenko, followed by studies at the Basel Music Academy with Heinrich Schiff, the Cologne Conservatory with Claus Kanngiesser, and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Arto Noras. He also benefited from masterclasses with notable musicians like Leon Fleischer, Isaac Stern, Yo Yo Ma, János Starker, and Walter Levin. Marosi has won several awards, including the first prize at both the Swiss Youth Music Competition and the Venoge Competition in Lausanne, as well as the "Weizacker" Prize at the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin.

Since 1999, Marosi has regularly performed as the lead cellist with the Bern Camerata and the Salzburg Camerata. From 2000 to 2003, he was the principal cellist of the Basel Symphony Orchestra and has held the same position at the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra since 2005. Additionally, since 2019, he has been the principal cellist of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra.

Marosi has performed as a soloist with various orchestras, including the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra, the Hannoversche Orchestervereinigung, I Fiamminghi, the Athens State Symphony Orchestra, and the Prague Chamber Orchestra. He has played under the direction of renowned conductors such as Heinrich Schiff, Ton Koopman, Christian Zacharias, Hannu Lintu, Christoph-Mathias Mueller, Mario Venzago, Loukas Karytinos, and Thomas Zehetmair.

A passionate chamber musician, Marosi has collaborated with cellists Patrick Demenga and Christian Poltera, clarinetists Dimitri Askenazy, Davide Bandierin, and Fabio di Casola, as well as violinists Isabelle van Keulen, Christian Altenberger, Gabor Takacs, and Ilja Gringolts. As a founding member of the Zurich Piano Trio, he has performed worldwide, including at Carnegie Hall in New York and Wigmore Hall in London. Since 2010, he has been a member of the 4 Cellists group, regularly touring Asia. In 2019, he joined the Swiss Piano Trio/Swiss Piano Trio, a group with over twenty years of international reputation.

Marosi's recordings for labels like Claves, Harmonia Mundi, Brilliant Classics, and Sony Asia include upcoming and recent releases of piano trios by Frühling and Zemlinsky, as well as Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time with Brilliant Classics, the Prologue album with the 4 Cellists on Sony Asia, and a program of French music with flute and piano on Prospero Classic (with flutist Sarah Rumer and pianist Ulrich Koella). An album of complete works by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn for cello and piano was released in fall 2020 by First Hand Records, featuring Ester Walker on piano.

Marosi shares his experience and passion through masterclasses in Europe and Asia. From 2019 to 2021, he served as interim professor for chamber music at the Haute école de musique Genève – Neuchâtel. In 2023, he began a new collaboration with the Underground Youth Orchestra in Athens, providing masterclasses and coaching sessions for young musicians.

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