Pierre Poro

Born into a family of musicians in 1995, Pierre began learning the cello at the age of 4.

Pierre Poro

Born into a family of musicians in 1995, Pierre began learning the cello at the age of 4 and later joined the CRR of Dijon in Christian Wolff’s class. He received his first musical training award in 2010 at the age of 14, followed by those of cello and chamber music the following year. After obtaining a baccalaureate in science, he decided to pursue higher studies of music and began studying with François Salque at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne at the age of 17, where he has just completed a Master’s degree in Music-Orchestra and will start the Soloist Master programme next year.

He has also been working with strong cello personalities such as Roland and Raphaël Pidoux, Gustav Rivinius, Michel Strauss, Othmar Müller and Gary Hoffman, as well as collaborating with great chamber musicians such as members of the Wanderer trio, quartets Manfred, Hagen, Ébène, Sine Nomine, Enesco, Zehetmaier, Tang, Gavaudun (members of the Paris orchestra), and the Moragues Quintet amongst others. Chamber music is undoubtedly an area that Pierre particularly enjoys and that he has been cultivating for many years; he is a founding member of several string quartets including the Alberta Quartet, with whom he had the honor of performing at the Avignon Opera last season.

His career leads him to perform almost everywhere in France and abroad. He had the opportunity to play in famous halls such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the great hall of the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Grand Theater of Provence, the Opera of Lausanne, the Victoria Hall of Geneva, the Auditorium of Dijon, the Vichy Opera House, the Atheneum in Bucharest or the Auditorium of the Violin Museum of Cremona, the Montreux Stravinsky Auditorium and the Esplanade of Singapore, as well as more recently in China. Before reaching 22, he participated in projects with renowned ensembles such as the French Youth Orchestra (as cello second soloist), the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Ile de France, the Camerata de Lausanne, the Forces Majeures, the Romand Young Professionals’ Orchestra (Cello Solo) the Orchestre des Continents and had the chance to work with internationally renowned conductors such as David Zinman, Dennis Russell Davies, John Fiore, Joshua Weilerstein, Heinz Holliger, Jukka Pekka Sarasate, Leonardo García Alarcón, Case Scaglione, and Jean François Verdier and had the privilege to accompany several prestigious artists such as Emmanuelle Bertrand, Pierre Amoyal, Nelson Freire, Gautier Capuçon, Régis and Bruno Pasquier, Louis Schwizgebel, Lionel Cottet, Edgar Moreau, Bruno Philippe, Roland Pidoux…

He has recently recorded a new record for the illustrious label Erato-Warner Classic with the Forces Majeures (a group of chamber musicians led by Raphaël Merlin, cellist of the Ebène Quartet), with the participation of Edgar Moreau in a program centered around Offenbach. The CD will be released in late 2018.

Pierre plays a cello made by Günter Siefert from Dijon that was designed in 2012 and was graciously donated to him by the American Williamson Foundation.