Adam Mital Cellist

Piano Cello Duo
Mital - Tolan
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Biography Adam Mital

Adam Mital was born in Lucerne in 1979 and started playing the cello at the age of seven.
He studied at the Music Academy Basel in the class of Reinhard Latzko and the chamber music class of Gérard Wyss, with Miklós Perényi at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique" in Paris in the Cycle de perfectionnement with Philippe Muller and with Frans Helmerson at the Musikhochschule in Cologne where he finished his Solistdiploma in Mai 2007.
He attended master classes with Mario Brunello, Boris Pergamenschikow, Bernard Greenhouse and János Starker. Important impulses for the baroque interpretation by Christophe Coin and Rainer Zipperling.

Adam Mital is prizewinner of several international and national competitions: in 2009 he won 2nd Prize at the International Adam Cello Competition in Christchurch/New Zealand, 2nd Prize and "Bach Prizewinner" at the XIV International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig, Winner of the "Avant-Scènes" Competition in Paris, at the International Prague Spring Competition, the International Competition "Georges Prêtre" in Douai (France) and at the "Autumn Music Festival for Young Performers" (France). He is aswell a 1st Prize Winner of the Swiss Youth Music Competition and National Competition of the Jura Festival (Switzerland). In 2011 he is a 2nd Prizewinner at the Nicati Competition for Contemporary Music in Switzerland.
He got the Fellowship of the Orpheus-Concerts and the "Diploma di Merito" of the "Accademia Musicale Chigiana Siena” Study prizes by the Migros Corporation, the Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation, Foundation Friedl-Wald and "Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe 2004".

Adam Mital has a rich concert life as a soloist and chamber musician.
In 2010 he gave his debut with the Festival Strings Lucerne at the KKL at the Lucerne Festival. In the season 17/18 he has performed with the Slovak Philarmonic.
Recently he has appeared at the Burghof Lörrach, at the Studio Ansermet and the Atheneum Geneva, the Romanian Atheneum Bucharest aswell as with the Philharmonic Orchestras Ploiesti and Craiova.

He performed among others as a soloist with the “Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana”, the "Basler Sinfonieorchester", the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Târgu Mures, with several orchestras of Paris and chamber orchestras like the “Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen”, the "Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig" and the Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina under conductors like James Judd, Ilarion Ionescu-Galati, Achim Fiedler and Leos Svarovsky.
He appeared as a soloist and in recitals at the Tonhalle Zurich, the KKL Lucerne, the Salle Gaveau, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre Mogador and Cité de la Musique in Paris and the Martinu Hall in Prague.
He is invited by festivals like the Menuhin Festival and Sommets Musicaux Gstaad, Festival Schleswig-Holstein, Bohuslav Martinu, the "Int. Händelfestspiele Halle" as well as the "Festival de Pâques de Deauville", Santander, Jura, Viva Cello Liestal, at the Swiss World Exhibition 2002 and in concert series like in the Philharmony Bratislava.

Recordings have been realized for the Bavarian Radio, Swiss Radio Drs 2, Radio Espace 2, Radio Classique France, the Czech Radio and the “Televisione Svizzera Italiana”.

Adam Mital is a devoted chamber musician playing in a cello-piano duo with his wife Olimpia Tolan as well as in other formations like Piano Trio. He performed with well-known musicians like Zakhar Bron, Peter Frankl, Hansjörg Schellenberger and Eric Le Sage and played also in different Festival Orchestras.
Adam Mital’s broad repertory reaches from the early baroque to contemporary music. He works together with composers like Laurent Mettraux, Sofia Gubaidulina and Richard Dubugnon who wrote for him his „Folia“ for cello solo (2007).

In september 2011 the first CD with the duo Mital-Tolan "Central Europe - Works for cello and piano" appeared at the label Solo Musica München (Naxos). The STRAD Magazine ( issue December 2012) wrote a higly acclaimed review about the recording.

Adam Mital was from 2006-2008 teacher at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genčve and until 2020 at the Kantonsschule Sursee where he was leading also the stringorchestra. For several editions he teaches at the masterclasses "Talentwoche" in Lucerne. From 2020 he holds a class at the Musikschool Basel and Riehen.