Marie Macleod cello

Described by The Guardian as ‘powerfully eloquent’, British cellist Marie Macleod performs extensively as soloist and chamber musician at major concert venues across Europe, the USA and Australia, with performances frequently broadcast by the BBC, Classic FM, Dutch Radio 4 and Swedish Radio. As a member of the Aronowitz Ensemble, Marie is a BBC New Generation Artist and Borletti-Buitoni Trust award winner, and has performed at the BBC Proms, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, Bath, Spoleto and the City of London Festivals, as well as recording extensively for the BBC. Marie is also cellist in the award winning Lendvai String Trio who regularly perform at major European concert halls. In 2009 the Lendvai String Trio was selected for the Concertgebouw’s Young Artist Series in Amsterdam.

Between 2006 and 2008 Marie was principal cellist of the Västerås Sinfonietta in Sweden, and in 2009 she was appointed cellist in Ensemble 360. She enjoys regular chamber music collaborations with artists such as Pekka Kuusisto, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Natalie Clein, Nicholas Daniel, Andrew Kennedy, Ailish Tynan, Angela Hewitt, Tasmin Little, Charles Owen and Alison Balsom. Marie has a strong interest in contemporary music and has had several works written for her. She studied with Louise Hopkins at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Steven Isserlis at IMS Prussia Cove, David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she was awarded the prestigious Concert Recital Diploma, and Frans Helmerson in Cologne. She plays a Matteo Goffriller cello from 1706.