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Marcel Johannes KITS


– date of birth: 2nd of May 1995

– studies at the Berlin University of the Arts with Prof. Jens Peter Maintz. Until March, he studied with prof. Francis Gouton at the Trossingen University of Music in Germany.

– participated in masterclasses with Maria Kliegel, László Fenyö, Wen-Sinn Yang, Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Marko Ylönen, David Geringas, Steven Isserlis

– plays on a cello made by Francesco Ruggeri in Cremona, 1674 and with a bow made by Victor Fetique, both on loan by the Deutsche Stiftung

– performed as a soloist with various orchestra such as the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Pärnu City Orchestra, Latvian National SO, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg SO

Prizes: Laureate of International “Dombrovsky” Competition, “Johannes Brahms” Competition



First Round
Piatti Caprice no. 6 op. 25
Haydn Cello Concerto no. 2 in D major
Schumann Adagio and Allegro op. 70

Second Round
Schubert Arpeggione Sonata
Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello
Rostropovich Humoresque op. 5

Enescu Sonata no. 2 in C major op. 26
Shostakovich Sonata in D minor op. 40

Shostakovich Cello Concerto no. 1 in E flat major op. 107