Swiss cellist Timothée Botbol has given solo performances in venues including Kings Place, Chapel Royal – Hampton Court Palace, Lausanne Steinway Hall and Kultur-Rockt Festival in Germany as well as being invited as guest soloist of the Geneva Conservatoire String Orchestra. In February 2017 he was awarded the Grand Prize Special from all categories at the II Augustin Aponte International Music Competition, Tenerife with an invitation to return for a concert in 2018.
Timothée began his musical education in Geneva at the prestigious Jaques Dalcroze Institute and later progressed to the Geneva Conservatoire and the Lausanne Haute École de Musique where he studied with Patrick Demenga and received his Master of Performance with distinction. He has participated in numerous masterclasses with renowned teachers, including Gary Hoffman, Gustav Rivinius, Franz Helmerson and Miklòs Perényi. He recently completed his Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, London with professor Alexander Chaushian, where he was supported by a Musicians’ Company Lambert Studentship, the A F Marescotti City of Carouge Award and the Fondation F & M-F Minkoff.
A keen orchestral musician, Timothée has performed with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, in venues including Geneva’s Victoria Hall, Lausanne’s Salle Metropole and Palais Beaulieu, Montreux’s Auditorium Stravinsky and the Opéra de Vichy, under conductors including Markus Stenz and Christian Zacharias, and with soloists including Leonidas Kavakos.
In addition to cello, Timothée has performed regularly as a baritone soloist, singing at Geneva’s Victoria Hall accompanied by the Geneva Chamber Orchestra. He has also held the position of Musical Director at the Ferme Rosset, his home town’s concert venue, for three years. Future performances include solo recitals and chamber music concerts in St John’s Smith Square, St James’s Piccadilly Church and Elgar Room – Royal Albert Hall.