Joachim Müller-Crépon, cello

Joachim Müller-Crépon was born in 1988 in Zurich, Switzerland. At the age of five he received his first cello lessons at the Jugendmusikschule [Children’s School of Music] in Zurich. In addition, he benefited from vocal education as a member of the Zurich Boys’ Choir under Alphons von Aarburg and participated in concert tours to Italy and the United States. As a soprano soloist he appeared at the Zurich Opera House (first voice in The Magic Flute under Franz Welser-Möst) as well as at the Zurich Tonhalle and the The Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, in concerts under the direction of Howard Griffiths, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Armin Jordan.

He studied cello in Zurich under Prof. Thomas Grossenbacher and Cobus Swanepoel and completed his Bachelor of the Arts in Music degree with Prof. Roel Dieltiens at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste [Zurich University of Arts].

From 2009–2011 he studied with Magdalena Roux at the Conservatory of the Stellenbosch University and he has received prizes from various national and international competitions. In 2012 he was awarded a prize from the Migros-Kulturprozent and in 2015 was the winner of scholarships from the Kiefer-Hablitzel-Stiftung and the Prix Collard.

Joachim Müller-Crépon has participated in master courses in Italy, France, Switzerland and South Africa with cellists Alexander Boyarsky, Arto Noras, Troels Svane, Claudio Bohórquez, Wolfgang Emanuel  Schmidt, Julian Arp and Pierre Doumenge, among others.

Since 2015 Joachim Müller-Crépon has been a member of the Acanthus Kwartet and is a substitute cellist in the Philharmonia Zurich (Orchestra of the Zurich Opera).