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Marc Andé double bass


Recognised as one of the most promising double bassists of his time, Marc André brings a completely new approach to his instrument by exploring the soloistic capabilities.


Again and again, Marc André pushes new boundaries and thus proves that his is a unique and exceptional talent. The french double bassist is the first recipient of the new ICMA Classeek Award, established in collaboration between the International Classical Music Awards ICMA and young artist platform Classeek. Marc André has been presented with the ICMA Classeek Award in April 2023, where he performed with the NFM Philharmonic alongside their music director Giancarlo Guerrero, in Wrocław at the ICMA Gala Concert.


Seduced by a burning desire to change the world of classic music, Marc André’s playing can only be described as "the most exquisite and elegant sound on the double bass. Driven by a missionary passion and adding to all this his wonderful musicality, he is able to push new boundaries and is of course completely at ease with his double bass in concertos as well as in chamber music." (International Classical Music Awards)


Marc André completely redefines the possibilities of the double bass, reaching millions of people through social media with a devoted, international fan base that continues to grow.


Born in 2002 in Vienna, Marc André always felt grateful for spending his childhood in the city of music. “The combination between growing up with a family of musicians while absorbing all the culture Vienna has to offer gave me the most inspiring environment to find my own purpose”, he says. “Becoming a musician was a natural conclusion”


In March 2024, Marc André made his debut together with the world renowned pianist Simon Ghraichy at the prestigious Salle Gaveau in Paris. After receiving a „standing ovation to the delight of a completely new audience“, critics claim that „what will remain of this memorable evening, will be the memory of a most assertive sound and human plasticity.“ - Résonances Lyriques


In 2022/2023 M.A has been invited to make his debut as soloist with the “Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Val de Loire/Tours” under the baton of Alexandra Cravero at the “Grand Théâtre de Tours.“ Another highlight of the season included his solo debut in the golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein.


Even at a young age, Marc André has already achieved great international success. At just 19, he won the prestigious Swiss competition “Rahn Musikpreis,” which will see him perform in concerts around Switzerland for the next four years. A winner of the Anton Bruckner First prize from the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, he has also won prizes at the Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf Competition in Slovakia and the Angelika-Prokopp Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.


He has played in a series of concerts with the French cellist Gautier Capuçon as part of his program “un été en France” and performed as a chamber musician at the Bürgenstock Festival in Switzerland with musicians such as Andreas Ottensamer, Ray Chen, and Maximilian Hornung.


In autumn 2021 the young double bass player made his debut in Germany at the cultural events in Wetzlar. In the 2022-2023 season Marc André was artist in residence, and a CD project will follow. 


M.A regularly gives concerts in the most renowned concert halls, including the Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Musikverein, Salzburger Mozarteum, Auditorio Nacional de Música Madrid, Grand Auditorium de Radio France Paris, Salle Gaveau Paris, to name just a few.


Marc André plays a double bass made by Martin Stoß, Vienna, 1827, which is kindly provided to him by a private sponsor from Austria.

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