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Dorian Marcel began music with the piano at the Rainier III academy in Monaco then turned to the double bass in Libero's class  Lanzilotta. He continued his studies at the CRR de Nice in Elisabeth's class  Vanthomme, where he discovered tango and jazz and participated in numerous chamber music groups in atypical formations.  


Attracted by the orchestra, he was admitted in 2006 to the French Youth Orchestra under the direction of Jean-Claude Casadesus, where he was invited back two years later, as solo double bass under the direction of Denis Russell Davies. 

In September 2007, Dorian entered Bernard's class  Cazauran  at the CNSMD in Lyon.  


Benefiting from a grant from the Princess Grace of Monaco Foundation, he participated in 2008 in the prestigious Aspen Festival with Eugene  Levinson, professor at the  Juliard  Music  School. 

As part of his studies at the CNSMD in Lyon, he carried out in 2010, an Erasmus exchange in the prestigious Royal  Academy  from London with Duncan  McTier, who invited him the following year to come and study in his class at the  Musik  Hochschule  der  Künste  from Zürich. 

Following an audition, he was able to follow a one-year training course (praktikum) within the Basel Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Denis Russell Davies.  


He multiplies the  artistic activities around group practice,  and appears  in  training  varied ranging from chamber music (ZHdK  Strings) in the symphony orchestra (Basel  Sinfonieorchester, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra) through the tango  and jazz. He is particularly involved in the  Quinteto  Respiro, being the regular bassist of the ensemble since its very beginnings in 2009. He notably followed specific trainings with Gustavo  Beytelmann, and the double bass player  Wifried  Holzenkamp, in order to improve particularly in the techniques of double bass tango. 

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