Marc Coppey is considered to be one of today's leading cellists. He first came to the notice of the music scene in the 1988 Leipzig Bach competition where he won the two most important prizes – first prize and special prize for the best Bach performance. He was 18 at the time.
The breadth of Marc Coppey's repertoire is proof of his profound inquisitiveness: he frequently performs the Bach suites and mainstream concerto repertoire but is also dedicated to performing less well-known works.
A passionate chamber musician, he was cellist of the Ysaÿe Quartet, performing in many of the world's most prestigious concert venues.
Marc Coppey appears regularly in Europe, North and South America and Asia in some of the most prestigious concert halls - the Wigmore Hall in London, the Schauspielhaus in Berlin, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Salle Pleyel, the Théâtre de la Ville, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Philharmonie in Paris.
In addition to his solo concert career and his chamber music activities, Marc Coppey is also a professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and gives master-classes all over the world.
He is artistic director of the 'Musicales de Colmar' chamber music festival and since 2011 musical director of the Zagreb Soloists.