French bassoonist Marceau Lefèvre was born in Avignon. He has studied with Laurent Lefèvre at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and with Stefan Schweigert in Berlin.  Marceau was a member of the reknowned Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic and has performed and toured with the orchestra. 

Marceau has been awarded prizes in several international competitions such as Hülsta woodwinds Münster, Wiener Klassik Baden, Aeolus Düsseldorf and Fernand-Gillet Fox IDRS. 

As a soloist he has performed with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Staatsorchester Reinische Philharmonie and the North Czech Orchestra in the  Cologne Philharmonie, the Berlin Philharmonie and Castle Esterhazy. 

His first CD ‘Arundo’ for the label GWK Record was released in 2015 and received much acclaim. 
Marceau is a passionate chamber musician and has been invited by international festivals such as  the Festival de Pâques de Deauville, Tons Voisins Albi, Folle Journée Tokyo, Summerwinds and Chapeau Klassik Münster. He performs regularly with the Scharoun Ensemble Berlinand and frequently plays as the guest principal bassoon with the  Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, the Staatsorchester Hamburg, the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. 

In 2017, Marceau was appointed principal bassoon of the Brussels Philharmonic and is a member of the Verbier Chamber Orchestra. 

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My secret delight is that I have played the saxophone before playing the bassoon.

My most memorable moment was my first concert with Berlin Philharmonic.

I do not want to die before having made the perfect reed.