Seduced by a burning desire to change the world of classic music, Marc-André’s playing can only be described as “the most exquisite and elegant sound on the double bass. Driven by a missionary passion and adding to all this his wonderful musicality, he is able to push new boundaries and is of course completely at ease with his double bass in concertos as well as in chamber music.” (ICMA)
Marc-André completely redefines the possibilities of the double bass, reaching millions of people through social media with a devoted, international fan base that continues to grow.
Combining both the fashion and music world together has led him to unify generations of music lovers and reach a much wider and diverse audience.
Born in 2002 in Vienna, Marc-André always felt grateful for spending his childhood in the city of music. “The combination between growing up with a family of musicians while absorbing all the culture Vienna has to offer gave me the most inspiring environment to find my own purpose”, he says. “Becoming a musician was a natural conclusion”
In 2022/2023 M.A has been invited to make his debut as soloist with the “Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Val de Loire/Tours” under the baton of Alexandra Cravero at the “Grand Théâtre de Tours.”
Even at a young age, Marc-André has already achieved great international success. At just 19, he won the prestigious Swiss competition “Rahn Musikpreis,” which will see him perform in concerts around Switzerland for the next four years. A winner of the Anton Bruckner First prize from the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, he has also won prizes at the Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf Competition in Slovakia and the Angelika-Prokopp Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has played in a series of concerts with the French cellist Gautier Capuçon as part of his program “un été en France” and performed as a chamber musician at the Bürgenstock Festival in Switzerland with musicians such as Andreas Ottensamer, Ray Chen, and Maximilian Hornung.
In autumn 2021 the young double bass player made his debut in Germany at the cultural events in Wetzlar. In the 2022-2023 season Marc-André will be artist in residence, and a CD project will follow.
M.A regularly gives concerts in the most renowned concert halls, including the Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Musikverein, Salzburger Mozarteum, Auditorio Nacional de Música Madrid, Grand Auditorium de Radio France Paris, to name just a few.
Marc-André plays a double bass made by Martin Stoß, Vienna, 1827, which is kindly provided to him by a private sponsor from Austria.