Philippe Muller was born in 1946 in Alsace, and raised in the French and German musical traditions that charaterize the region. Well known for his solo appearance, Mr. Muller is also a much sought after partner for chamber music in a repertoire that ranges from the Baroque to the contemporary. In a career that spans many continents, he appears regularly in the major capitals of Europe, the Americas and Asia.
The trio he formed in 1970 with Jean-Jacques Kantorow and Jacques Rouvier continues to perform to enthusiastic public and critical acclaim.
In 1979 Mr. Muller was named professor of cello at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, succeeding his teacher, André Navarra. Mr. Muller has formed an impressive number of cellists of the younger generation, many of whom already have remarkable careers of their own. He is regularly invited to give master classes around the world.
Mr. Muller has recorded extensively for many of the worlds prestigious labels with a variety of ensembles. His discography is a reflection of a personality that is equally at home in a variety of styles and repertoires from Bach, Beethoven and Telemann, to Ravel and Martinu. .