Christoph Croisé

Cello

Comes from Basel, Switzerland
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Christoph Croisé (1993*) is a cellist with international concert appearances. 

At the age of 17, he made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall, where he has performed on several occasions since. He also appears regularly in further world-renowned concert halls including the Tonhalle Zurich, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Residenz Munich, the Capella St. Petersburg, the Philharmonia St. Petersburg and the State Philharmonia Baku. Several of his concerts have been broadcast live on radio and television by the Bavarian Radio, the Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and others. 

As a soloist, he has appeared under the batons of conductors such as M. Sanderling, L. Gendre, K. Griffiths, A. Guliyev, A. Ardal, M. Dones and D. Botinis with various orchestras including the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the State Symphony Orchestra Baku, Azerbaijan, the Skyline Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt, the Camerata Zurich, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Southwest German Philharmonic Orchestra of Constance, the State Capella Symphony Orchestra St. Petersburg, Russia, the Collegium Musicum Basel, the Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Tirana, the Bavarian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Michoacan, the Harbin Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra Budejovice.

Christoph Croisé is regularly invited to perform at prestigious festivals such as the Festival “Musical Olympus” in St. Petersburg, New York, and Baku, the Lucerne Festival, the Davos Festival “Young Artists in Concert”, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the Schwarzwald Music Festival, the Festival de Sully and the Festival de Musique de Wissembourg. As a chamber musician, he has performed with Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Mayuko Kamio, Alexander Zemtsov, Bartłomiej Nizioł, Oliver Schnyder, Oxana Shevchenko, Nikita Mndoyants, Lorenzo Soulès, and Alexander Panfilov.

He has been laureate of several first prizes at international competitions including the Schoenfeld International String Competition Harbin/China (2016), the Manhattan International Music Competition (2016), the International "Salieri-Zinetti" Competition in Verona/Italy (2016), the International Johannes Brahms Competition (2015), the International Competition “Ibla Grand Prize” in Sicily (2010), the International Competition “Petar Konjović” in Belgrad (2009), the Migros-Kulturprozent in Zurich (2015 and 2016), the International Carlos Prieto Competition Morelia/Mexico (3rd Prize, 2016) and the First Berliner International Music Competition (Golden Medal with honors, 2017) . His debut album with Oxana Shevchenko was released in May 2015 on Quartz Classics. 

Christoph Croisé began playing the cello at the age of seven under the tutelage of Katharina Kühne. Since 2007, he has been studying with Alexander Neustroev and, as of 2013, with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Berlin University of Arts. He has additionally benefited from major artistic advice from Steven Isserlis, Michael Sanderling, David Geringas, Walter Grimmer, and Frans Helmerson. Christoph Croisé plays on a Goffriller cello made in Venice in 1712. 

Education

Berlin University of Arts, Germany

Studied with Alexander Neustroev and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt

Awards

First Prize, Schoenfeld International String Competition

China, 2016

First Prize, Manhattan International Music Competition

United States of America, 2016

First Prize, International Salieri-Zinetti Competition

Italy, 2016

First Prize, International Johannes Brahms Competition

Austria, 2015

First Prize, International Competition “Ibla Grand Prize”

Italy, 2010

First Prize, International Competition “Petar Konjović”

Serbia, 2009

First Prize, Migros-Kulturprozent

Basel, Switzerland, 2015

First Prize, Migros-Kulturprozent

Basel, Switzerland, 2016

Third Prize, International Carlos Prieto Competition

Mexico, 2016

Golden Medal with honors, Berliner International Music Competition

Germany, 2017

Swiss Ambassadors' Award

2017

Worked With

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Michael Sanderling

Conductor

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Laurent Gendre

Conductor

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Kevin Griffiths

Conductor

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Ayyub Guliyev

Conductor

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Alf Ardal

Conductor

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Maurizio Dones

Conductor

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Dimitris Botinis

Conductor

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Alexander Zemtsov

Viola

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Dmitri Sitkovetsky

Violin

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Mayuko Kamio

Violin

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Bartłomiej Nizioł

Violin

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Oliver Schnyder

Piano

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Nikita Mndoyants

Piano

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Lorenzo Soulès

Piano

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Alexander Panfilov

Piano

Performed At

Carnegie Hall, United States of America

Tonhalle Zürich, Switzerland

Vienna Konzerthaus, Austria

Residenz Munich, Germany

Capella St. Petersburg, Russia

Philharmonia St. Petersburg, Russia

Baku State Philharmonic Hall, Azerbaijan

Musical Olympus Festival, Russia

Lucerne Festival, Switzerland

Davos Festival “Young Artists in Concert”, Switzerland

Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Switzerland

Schwarzwald Music Festival, Germany

Festival de Sully, France

Festival de Musique de Wissembourg, France

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