Marc Kissóczy was born in 1961 in Canada, the son of Swiss/Hungarian parents. He studied violin in Zurich and Bern (concert diploma with distinction) and conducting. He expanded his knowledge of conducting by attending the Pierre Monteux School in the USA and received further important influence from Gustav Meier in Tanglewood, Pierre Boulez and Sergiu Celibidache amongst others. In addition to his awards and fellowships during his time as a student Marc Kissóczy also achieved later success at national and international competitions, including the prestigious Geneva competition 'Ernest Ansermet' in 1994, he later became a member of the jury and president thereof.
The list of those orchestras conducted by Marc Kissóczy include, in addition to the 'Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich', all the major Swiss symphony orchestras, the 'Orchestre National de Lyon', the 'Ensemble Intercontemporain Paris', the 'Orquestra Municipal do Sao Paulo', the Taipei Sinfonietta, the 'Orquestra Nacional do Porto', the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, the 'Radiosinfonieorchester Saarbrücken' and many other international orchestras.
Marc Kissóczy has become well known as an operatic conductor, in connection with new year and children's concerts, with film soundtracks and in the advancement of contemporary music - he has premiered many works and his concerts have been broadcast in Europe, Asia and South America.
In 1999 he received the highest cultural prize from the nation of Vietnam for his services to music and his efforts to revive the Vietnamese music scene.
Marc Kissóczy is principal conductor of the 'Camerata Zürich' and lecturer for orchestral conducting at the 'Musikhochschule Zürich' (Zurich School of Music').
Grammont Sélection 1 - Uraufführungen 2007
(Musiques Suisses Nr. MGB CTS-M 115, 2008)
Interpreters:Kissóczy, MarcSpina, AnnaMonot, Pierre-Alain
Darbellay, OlivierEnsemble ContrechampsSwiss Chamber SoloistsNouvel Ensemble Contemporain NECCamerata Zürich
: Zeit/Züge II
: Drei Sätze für Streichquartett
: "…d'un amour lancé" (I)
: Cuellis par la mémoire des voûtes
: A... in Wonderland
: Dans l'instant
: Vida y muerte non son mundos contrarios
With more works of: Martin Jaggi