Bruno Delepelaire owes the fact that he became a cellist to his grandmother, an enthusiastic amateur cellist. As a five-year-old, he also wanted to learn the instrument. The cello lessons with his first cello teacher Erwan Fauré were formative experiences for him. Bruno Delepelaire later studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Philippe Muller. In 2012 he went to Berlin to continue his training under Jens Peter Maintz at the University of the Arts and under Ludwig Quandt at the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, before getting the position of first solo cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2013.
Bruno Delepelaire gained orchestral experience with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, and as a student of the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker. As a soloist, he has performed with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Bielefeld Philharmoniker, the Saarbrücken Rundfunkorchester, the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, the Berliner Barocksolisten, the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de l’opéra de Nice, the Aalborg Symfoniorkester, under conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Reinhard Goebel, Alexander Kalajdzic, Matthias Pintscher, Michael Sanderling, Thomas Sondergard. The cellist has won several awards, including the first prize at the “Karl Davidoff International Cello Competition” (2012) and the Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition (2013).
Bruno Delepelaire plays a cello made by Matteo Goffriller, on loan from the Karolina Blaberg Foundation.