Marcel Cellier

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Marcel Cellier
Born (1925-10-29)October 29, 1925
Died December 13, 2013(2013-12-13) (aged 88)
Labels Disques Cellier (owner)
Associated acts Gheorghe Zamfir, Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir

Marcel Cellier (29 October 1925 - 13 December 2013) was a Swiss organist, ethnomusicologist and music producer, internationally known for his Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares project presenting Bulgarian traditional music and his work with Gheorghe Zamfir.[1]

Founder of the "Disques Cellier" recording label.

Extensively researched Romanian folk music in the 1960s, which led to his discovery of Gheorghe Zamfir.

Presented with "Grand prix audiovisuel de l'Europe" from the "Academie du disque français" in Paris 1984.

Grammy winner 1989 as producer of "Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares, Vol. II" featuring, among others, the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir.[2]

From 1960 and the next 25 years he hosted a weekly radio show Westschweizer Radio, which he called "From the Black Sea to the Baltic".

A documentary called Balkan Melodie was made in 2012 about his travels in Eastern Europe.



  1. ^ von Stefan Künzli. "Schweizer Grammy-Gewinner Marcel Cellier gestorben - Musik - Kultur - Grenchner Tagblatt". Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Past Winners". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 21 July 2014. 

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