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Philip Keegan

Philip Keegan

Assistant Artist Manager
Melanie Moult

Melanie Moult

Associate Director


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About Bruno

Born in 1993, Bruno Philippe studied the cello at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. From 2014-2018, he studied as a young soloist at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson and participated in masterclasses given by David Geringas, Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman, Pieter Wispelwey and Clemens Hagen at Salzburg Mozarteum.

Prize-winner at multiple competitions in recent years, Bruno has appeared in prestigious venues and festivals in France (Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Philharmonie de Paris, Auditorium du Louvre, La Grange au Lac, Festival de Radio France Montpellier-Occitanie etc.) as well as on the international scene including the Berlin Konzerthaus, Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Teatro Colón, Bogotá and Bavarian Radio, Munich. Bruno has performed with many of Europe’s leading orchestras including Radio-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, Dijon-Bourgogne Orchestra under Gabor Takács-Nagy, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchener Kammerorchester, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo.

Recent highlights include performances with l’Orchestre de Picardie, Slovak State Philharmonic Košice and collaboration with Tabea Zimmerman at Schloss Elmau. Bruno has given festival appearances at Festival de Pâques, Aix-en-Provence, Insel Festival Hombroich, Max Festival, Belgium with Irina Lankova and Alina Pogostkina, Festival d’Auvers sur Oise and Festival International de Colmar with Cédric Tiberghien. With Ensemble Jupiter, Bruno participated in his second major tour in two years of the United States, where he performed concertos for cello by Vivaldi.

The 2023-2024 season sees debuts with Orchestre National de France, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sinfónica de Tenerife and the Hallé Orchestra performing repertoire that includes Dvořák's Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 and Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1. In addition Bruno will make his solo Wigmore Hall debut with pianist Tanguy de Williencourt and will perform solo Bach at the Flanders Festival, Gent.

Bruno Philippe plays a 1760 cello by Gennaro Gagliano kindly loaned to him through the Beare’s International Violin Society.

Bruno is based in Paris, France

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Season Highlights

Sep 2023
Flanders Festival, Ghent, Belgium
Bach Complete Cello Suites ​
Sep 2023
Sage Gateshead, UK
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Op. 33 Royal Northern Sinfonia Jaume Santonja (conductor)
Oct 2023
Opéra Berlioz / Le Corum, Montpelier, France
ShostakovichConcerto No. 1 Orchestre de Montpelier Yi-Chen Lin (conductor)


Selected Repertoire

DutilleuxTout un monde lointain...
DvorakCello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major
ProkofievCello Concerto in E minor, Op. 58
Saint-SaensCello Concerto No. 1
SchumannCello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
ShostakovichConcerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 1
ShostakovichCello Concerto No. 2, Op. 126
TchaikovskyVariations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, for cello and orchestra
Thomas AdèsLieux retrouvés

Sample Programmes

  • Solo recital programme

    Bach: Complete Cello Suites ​

  • Duo recital with Tanguy de Williencourt (piano)

    CHOPIN: Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 65 FAURÉ: Papillon Op. 77 Romance Op. 69, Après un rêve Op. 7 No. 1, Elégie Op. 24 FRANCK: Sonata in A for cello and piano arranged by Jules Delsart



  • Dvorak Cello Concerto - Orchestre National de France Debut

    Maison de la Radio et de la Musique
    Nov 2023
    • Le violoncelle de Bruno Philippe chante divinement dans les accords arpégés, avec des trilles divins. Mais ce que l'on apprécie, c'est que en contraste avec son apparence timide, ce dernier s'affirme vigoureusement face à l'orchestre, avec fougue, mais qu'il est capable également de la plus grande intimité et profondeur, et que chacune de ses émotions transparait dans son jeu. Bruno Philippe's cello sings divinely in the arpeggiated chords, with divine trills. But what we really appreciate is that, in contrast to his shy appearance, he asserts himself vigorously in front of the orchestra, with ardour, but that he is also capable of the greatest intimacy and depth, and that each of his emotions shines through in his playing. ...l'entend d'autant plus dans l'Adagio où son violoncelle chante avec beaucoup de profondeur et de tendresse et dialogue avec les différents pupitres. ...this is all the more evident in the Adagio, where the cello sings with great depth and tenderness, in dialogue with the various sections of the orchestra.