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Marius Urba

Principal cello

Marius Urba was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and studied with Peter Bruns in Leipzig and Troels Svane in Berlin. He received further important impulses from his father, a Rostropovich student, who trained him for many years, as well as from David Geringas, and Wolfgang Boettcher. His studies were followed by engagements as deputy 1st solo cellist in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and as 1st solo cellist at the Hanover State Opera and the Weimar Staatskapelle.

Chamber music has always played a decisive role in his musical career. For many years he has devoted himself above all to the genre of the piano trio, pursuing an active concert career at home and abroad with the ARD competition-winning "Trio Marvin". Performances at the Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Melbourne Recital Center as well as engagements at festivals such as the Schwetzinger Festspiele or the Mozartfest Würzburg are documented by numerous radio recordings with BR, SWR, NDR and ARTE, among others.
Marius Urba is a laureate of numerous competitions, especially the 1st prize at the "Concours International Musique de Chambre de Lyon", the 1st prize at the Mendelssohn Competition Berlin as well as winner of the Grand Prix at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in Australia.

Since the season 2021/22 he is solo cellist with the Bamberg Symphony.