Young Talents The scholarship holders

Violoncello Lionel Martin

Born in 2003 in Filderstadt/Germany, Lionel Martin spent the first two years of his life in Perth/Australia. He had his first cello lesson at the age of five with Joseph Hasten, who has taught him ever since.

Born in 2003 in Filderstadt/Germany, Lionel Martin spent the first two years of his life in Perth/Australia. He had his first cello lesson at the age of five with Joseph Hasten, who has taught him ever since.

Recipient of numerous prizes and awards at the annual competition “Jugend Musiziert” including three first prizes at the national competition in 2016, Lionel has been awarded scholarships from the Jürgen Ponto Foundation, the Bechstein Foundation and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

Demonstrating exceptional artistic maturity, Lionel pursues a wide variety of musical activities and has a special love for chamber music. He regularly performs Germany, France and Switzerland with his piano trio and various ensembles.

In November 2016, Lionel debuted with the Haydn C major concert, accompanied by the Tübingen Kammermusikkreis. He appears frequently as soloist with the ensemble ±12Vc and the chamber orchestra of the Tübingen School of Music, most recently in Paris and Aix-en-Provence.

In May 2017, Lionel will perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with several orchestras, culminating in a performance with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker conducted by Dan Ettinger.

Lionel joined the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation as a scholarship student in February 2017.

Lionel plays a German violoncello from the turn of the 20th century, which the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben has placed at his disposal.

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