The 28-year-old Swiss musician is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the Salzburg Mozarteum
The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich has named Lionel Cottet as its new principal cellist.
The 28-year-old Swiss musician is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, where he studied with Joel Krosnick, and of the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Geneva Conservatoire.
Cottet has won prizes at a number of competitions, including second place at the Lutoslawski Competition in Warsaw and at the Brahms Competition in Austria. He has also won first prizes at the Dotzauer Competition in Dresden and at the Swiss National Competition.
He plays an 1852 cello by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.
Photo: Paul Yates