Raphaël Pidoux, Cello
Raphaël Pidoux started studying the cello with his father Roland Pidoux. In 1987 he won the First Prize of the Conservatoire de Paris in Philippe Muller's class. He perfected his skills in the University of Indiana with Janos Starker. As a chamber musician, he studied with Menahem Pressler and members of the Amadeus Quartet at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. In 1988, he won the ARD International Music Competition in Munich as well as the third Prize of the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig.
He plays on a 1680 cello by Goffredo Cappa.