Classical musician, but also eager to foster and premiere works by composers of her generation, the cellist Marie Ythier can already boast four recordings, that include the new CD for cello solo and live electronics, Le Geste Augmenté, featuring works exclusively written for her and dedicated to her (Evidence classics, Harmonia Mundi world distribution, November 2015).
Trained at the Paris and Lyon Superior National conservatoires, she has graduated with a Master’s Degree (soloist with jury’s honors) in the class of Anne Gastinel, obtained a postgraduate Artist Diploma at the Paris Conservatory and followed masterclasses with Philippe Muller, Heinrich Schiff, Miklos Perenyi and Gary Hoffman. She regularly performs in prestigious venues and festivals in France and abroad (Paris Philharmonie, Dijon Auditorium. Kuhmo Festival, FIMC Lima, Suona Francese/ Suona Italiano, the Messiaen festival, CMMAS of Morelia, CENART of Mexico, KKL Luzern...).
She often collaborates with composers like Ivo Malec, Gilbert Amy, Tristan Murail, Pierre Boulez....plays in English, Italian and German ensembles and has played as a soloist under the direction of renowned conductors, including Pierre Boulez and Peter Csaba. An enthusiastic pedagogue, she teaches at Paris’s 15th arrondissement conservatoire, is a guest teacher at National Superior Conservatoire of Lima (Peru) and gives master classes in France, Asia, and Latin America. With her varied musical experience, Marie Ythier plays the repertoire of all musical periods both in chamber music and as a soloist.
1st prize of Zonta Clubs cello competition, prize-winner of Mécénat Musical Societé Générale, Meyer Foundation, Adami..., Marie Ythier is a prize-winner of Francis and Mica Salabert Foundation and of Foundation of France for 2015, Adami associated Artist, and get sponsoring by Monceau Assurances since 2017.