Coppey evokes the accents and the biting, the virtuoso fantasy of Mstislav Rostropovich – but whilst the interpretation is dominated by the whimsical colours of Rostropovich’s recording, Coppey succeeds in shedding a new light on Shostakovich’s universe.
Clic Musique Magazine

Review of Shostakovich Cello Concerti recording, 2021

Coppey’s bow knows how to uncover rare accents…

Review of Shostakovich Cello Concerti recording, 2021

Marc Coppey’s aristocratic ease on the cello is incredible. This is an artist we all love very much – with a grace in his playing, and a kindness that moves. A thick and warm velvet sound that envelops the audience.

A sensual and full-blown sound – Marc Coppey is rightly part of the great tradition of French cellists.
Gilles Macassar


From the very onset, it was clear that there was focused direction – rarely do you see such skilful dialogue between conductor and orchestra. The applause was not just for the Deutsche-Kammerakademie, but also for a conductor who broke new ground with bravado and spirit.
Michael S. Zerban


Combining choreographic gesture with rhetoric, earthly robustness with spiritual uplift, Marc Coppey’s playing is overwhelming in its jubilant vitality.
Gilles Macassar


Coppey’s rendition of the Franck, particularly the “Recitativo-Fantasia” movement, was the stuff of dreams: perfect cello playing and a sense of bardic poetry, making all the emotions real and alive.
Robert Battey

The Washington Post, March 2015, Concert, Phillips Collection, Washington

The Zagreb Soloists bring an exquisitely shaped opening to the Adagio. When the soloist enters he finds a lovely balance with the gentle orchestral line. This is a really poetic conception with a fine rubato and a lovely tone that isn’t without moments of more intense bowing. There is some beautifully controlled playing from both soloist and orchestra… Coppey may only have been directing the Zagreb Soloists for two years but it is obvious that they have already found a very close working relationship. All in all, a very recommendable recording of these works.
Bruce Reader

The Classical Reviewer, February 2016, CD Audite, Haydn Cello Concertos