B i o g r a p h y
In recent years, Marcel Mok has established himself as one of the most promising young pianists in Germany. Influenced by his multi-cultural heritage, he has been immersed in various different cultures, which have led him to study and live in three of the most significant cities for the arts – in Milan with Roberto Plano and Bruno Canino, in Paris at the Conservatoire de Paris with Hortense Cartier-Bresson and most intensively in Berlin at the University of the Arts with Klaus Hellwig.
He has been a prize winner at several international competitions, prizes including the Classic Prize of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 1st prize at the Bach Competition for Young Pianists in Köthen, and 1st prize at the International Klavierpodium in Munich. Most recently he won the 2nd prize at the 2019 edition of the “Ton und Erklärung” Competition in Kaiserslautern and in 2020 the Maria-Ladenburger Award. Besides his regular participation in such competitions, he has also been invited to be a juror at competitions such as TONALi 2016.
As a soloist and collaborative artist, he has appeared at renowned festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival, the Mosel Music Festival, the Podium for Young Soloists Tegernsee and at the “Musikfest” of the International Bach Academy Stuttgart. Performances and recitals have brought him to some of the finest halls including the Liederhalle Stuttgart, the Philharmonie of the Gasteig Munich, the Frauenkirche Dresden, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Konzerthaus Berlin as well as the Beethovenhaus Bonn.
Marcel has had the privilege of working with orchestras such as the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Symphonic Brass Orchestra Baden-Württemberg, the Sinfonica Abruzze Orchestra, as well as the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern. He is also a long term scholarship holder of the Paul-Hindemith Society Berlin, Cusanuswerk, Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and the Jürgen Ponto Foundation.