Fabrice Loyal

Cello Professor

French-born cellist Fabrice Loyal studied at the Conservatoire in Paris and at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland in the class of Daniel Grosgurin where he was awarded the ‘prix de virtuosité’. Fabrice is also a beneficiary of the Cziffra Foundation and holds a diploma from the Tibor Varga Academy, Switzerland, and Summering, Austria. Further studies include masterclasses with Paul Tortelier, Truls Mork, Janos Starker, Gabor Takacs and a masters course in Budapest with Miklos Perenyi.

As a seasoned recitalist and chamber musician, Fabrice has concertised across Western Europe and also in Turkey, Bulgaria, Jordan, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore over the last few seasons with artists such as Marielle Nordmann, Emmanuel Pahud, Martha Argerich, Philippe Bernold, Denis Pascal, Maxence Larrieu, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Igor Oistrach…and has also performed and recorded with numerous jazz musicians including Charles Dumont, Thomas Dutronc and Stéphane Grappelli.

Fabrice Loyal currently holds professorships at the Schola Cantorum and the Conservatoire du XIVe in Paris. He performs regularly as soloist and chamber musician with the Geneva Soloists, the Paris Mozart Trio and the ensemble Les Virtuoses. He is also Artistic Director of the International Festival « Automne Musical du Vésinet ».