Since 2017, Marceau Lefèvre (°1993, France) is principal bassoon player of the Brussels Philharmonic. On October 1, he opens the concert night as the soloist in Mozart’s bassoon concerto under the baton of Kazushi Ono. Nothing could be more lovely – or more exciting – than standing on the stage in front of your colleagues: “It will be a wonderful moment that will remain engraved in my memory!”
Marceau discovered the instrument at the age of 12, which led to his studies in Paris and Berlin. He is award winner of competitions such as the Hülsta Woodwinds Münster, the Wiener Klassik Baden, the Aeolus Competition Düsseldorf, the Fmaji Paris and the Fernand Gillet Fox Competition, and was a member of the renowned Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic. His 2015 debut album Arundo was warmly received by the press.
Passionate about orchestral repertoire, Marceau gained his first significant orchestral experience as a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the Mahler Youth Orchestra and the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra. Today, Marceau regularly performs as a guest principal bassoon player in major orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France, as well as a soloist with well-known orchestras and making guest appearances at prestigious festivals.
He is also member of several ensembles such as the Akébia Quintet, the La Fresque Woodwind Ensemble, the Carousel Chamber Music Ensemble and the woodwind quintet BREEZE. He performs regularly with the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Camerata.
“One of the things I like the most about my job is meeting many people coming from very different backgrounds. For me that social aspect of the work is really important.”