B i o g r a p h y
Born in 1994 in Stuttgart, Marcel Mok began his piano studies at the age of four. In 2003, he was accepted on scholarship at the School of Music in Stuttgart to join the class of especially talented students. From 2008 until 2010, he and his family relocated to Italy and he continued his piano studies with Maestro Bruno Canino and Roberto Plano. Since 2013, he has been studying under Prof. Klaus Hellwig at the University of Arts in Berlin. In 2016, he participated in an international exchange program which allowed him to study at the “Conservatoire National supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris“ with Prof. Hortense Cartier-Bresson.
From the age of six, he has been performing regularly and has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions in Germany and abroad, such as 1st prizes at Germany's National Youth Competition “Jugend Musiziert”, 1st prize at the Bach Competition Köthen and 1st prize as well as numerous special prizes at the International Piano Podium Munich. He is invited not only to perform at renowned music festivals, but has also performed numerous solo and chamber recitals, his footprint spreading across Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Malta, Greece, Croatia, Japan, China, and Taiwan.
Together with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra he opened the 49th anniversary of Germany's National Youth Competition playing Prokofiev's 3rd Piano Concerto. His further concerto repertoire includes Beethoven 3rd and 5th Piano Concertos, Chopin's 1st Piano Concerto, Riccardo Villa's Gran Fantasia Espagnola for piano and brass orchestra, Schumann's Piano Concerto, Haydn Piano Concerto in D major and Mozart's Concertos KV 488 and KV 595. Over the years he has collaborated with many orchestras including the Symphonic Brass Orchestra of Baden-Württemberg, the Clap and Tap Orchestra Taiwan, Daimler Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Symphonic Youth Orchestra and the Orchestra Sinfonica Abbruzzese.
Besides his classical repertoire, Marcel is especially interested in early music and is studying in the fortepiano and harpsichord class of Prof. Mitzi Meyerson. He is also a very active and passionate chamber musician and is inspired by many important artists such as the Artemis Quartet, the Fauré Quartet and Sabine Meyer.
For over ten years, he has been actively supporting the non-profit organisation "StarCare" and other charities by performing benefit concerts. At the age of 16, he had the honour of performing for a distinguished audience, among those the German Chancellor, at the magnificent event of the 125th anniversary of the invention of the automobile.
He is extremely thankful for the financial support and performance opportunities provided by Porsche AG., Cusanuswerk e.V., the Jürgen-Ponto Foundation, the Paul Hindemith Foundation Berlin and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.