Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Marielle Luo-Pabel began her musical education at the age of 6 on the piano and shortly after took up the cello. After much success at the German National Competition ‘Jugend Musiziert’, reaching the finals at the age of 14, she was accepted into the class of Prof. Ulf Tischbirek at the Musikhochschule Lübeck.
Marielle continued her music studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg and was awarded the prestigious national scholarship ‘Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes’. Dedicated to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, Marielle has since completed her Rhythmics Diploma, Schulmusik-Staatsexamen (School Music Diploma), Mathematics Degree, Künstlerische Ausbildung (Artistic Concert Diploma) and Musiklehrer-Diplom (Pedagogy Diploma) whilst studying under prominent cello professors Adriana Contino and Daniel Grosgurin.
Marielle has received coaching from notable musicians such as Martin Ostertag, Janos Starker, Raphael Wallfisch, Martin Zeller, Nicolas Chumachenco, Jörg Widmann and the Rosamonde Quartet to name a few.
Marielle is a keen chamber musician reaching the finals of the Pergamenchikov Prize for Chamber Music in 2011 with Trio Quer-Strich. Marielle was also a founding member of clarinet trio – Antarelle Trio, performing extensively throughout Germany. The ensemble was mentored by world-leading clarinettist and composer Jörg Widmann.
Marielle discovered her passion for orchestral playing at a young age, making numerous appearances with the ‘Landesjugendorchester Schleswig-Holstein’ and continued this tradition throughout her studies playing extensively with the Orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg appearing on occasions as Co-principal Cellist. In 2012 Marielle was invited to lead the cello section with the Bundesschulmusik-Orchester (National School Music Orchestra) performing Mahler’s First Symphony.
During her tertiary studies Marielle was chosen by Prof. Adriana Contino as her Class Assistant in tutoring young students. Marielle was also selected as Choir Tutor, a result of her commitment to the Vocal Department of the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg.
Marielle is a gifted Soprano, having completed her School Music Diploma specialising in vocal studies under the tutelage of Claudius Krömmelbein and Sonja Bühler in classical singing and Fola Dada in jazz singing. Marielle has performed as solo soprano with the Freiburg Chamber Choir and is a highly sought-after choir soprano, appearing regularly with choirs such as the Freiburg Camerata and the Stuttgart Chamber Choir.
Marielle is an experienced and committed orchestral and choral conductor. Currently in her ninth season as director of the Freiburg Volkshochschule Orchestra, Marielle continues to bring exciting and fresh concert repertoire to the audience and the orchestra alike. Marielle is cantor and choir director at the Anna Church of St. Cyriak and Perpetua in Freiburg, conducting masses for church celebrations and seasonal concerts.
Since 2014 Marielle has joined the music and maths staff of the Martin-Schongauer-Gymnasium (Highschool) in Breisach and has since taken on the string class and the school choir as well as organising the annual Jazzbegegnung der Schulen Breisach (jazz festival). As of 2016 Marielle is appointed the cello teacher of the Jugendmusikschule Westlicher Kaiserstuhl-Tuniberg e.V. (music school).
In the summer of 2017 Marielle was invited to the Beethoven-Festival in Oberrimsingen performing the Beethoven A-major sonata. Most recently, Marielle appeared as a solo cellist with the Festival-Big-Band at the Breisach Jazz-Festival.