Théo HEYMAN

Cello

Age: 22 years old

Country: France

Théo started to learn the cello at four years old, at the « Conservatoire Rostropovitch-Landowski » in Cogolin, France with Frédéric Audibert. He will stay in this school for ten years, learning with other teachers like Manon Ponsot, before going to Nice for studying in a music section during high school. He studied another time with Frédéric Audibert and with Guillermo Lefeverin CRR of Nice.

He had the chance to play with Richard Galliano, Michel Piquemal or Gilles Apap in concerts of small orchestras, he participated also to the « Symphony » project with the PACA Orchestra. After getting the DEM in cello and theory in 2015 and 2016, he does a « cycle de perfectionnement » in the CRR d’Aix-en-Provence with the teacher Frédéric Lagarde. He had the occasion to participate as a cellist in a Catalan movie about Pablo Casals.
Théo played in the « Mediterranean Youth orchestra », part of the « Festival d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence » for two years, with conductors Marko Letonja, Pablo Heras-Casado, and Quentin Hindley. Last year, he played in the opera creation « Orfeo and Majnun » for the 70th anniversary of the festival. He took part in many other festivals like « Musique Cordiale », « Cellofan », « Les Nuits Pianistiques » or « Musique Dans la rue ».

The Franco-American cellist had also the chance to be selected as a participant of masterclasses with Edgar Moreau and Wanderer Trio during the « Festival de Pâques d’Aix-en-Provence ».

Since 2018, he is studying at the « Haute-Ecole de Lausanne » in Xavier Phillips and Mathieu Lejeune’s class.