Live stream concert as principal violist with the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra under Karina Canellakis
Since moving from Frankfurt to Munich, I am happy to have been asked to play principal viola in leading orchestras here. It was a wonderful week with this fantastic orchestra and an inspiring conductor. Here is the concert video
Recording at SWR Kaiserslautern
It was great fun to play, record and 'perform' with wonderful friends and outstanding artists like Anna Sophia Dauenhauer, Wen-Sinn Yang and Lukas Maria Kuen Reger's piano quartet in A major and Dohnanyi's serenade for string trio in Kaiserslautern! Thank you to everyone who made this possible!
Announcement of the 1st Hindemith International Viola Competition 2021
The newly organized Hindemith International Viola Competition went online on November 1st after months of intensive work. Flyers and posters as well as advertising in various specialist magazines followed shortly afterwards. We are very happy to have found a great jury.
More about the competition you can find here.
Concert mit Hilko Dumno in Bayreuth
Wesendonck-Lieder with my good friend Hilko Dumno in the Wahnfried-Villa in Bayreuth! Fantastic to play this on viola and listen to Hilko’s colourful playing on the instrument, Franz Liszt played already on!
It was a great Villa Musica week at Schloss Engers with Mozart C-major quintet and Beethoven 1st Symphony for string quintet, which was a tough nut to crack due to a ‘unfinished’ arrangement.
But at the end we had a nice version of that symphony thanks to the great help of Larissa Cidlinsky, Oliver Leonard, Gordon Lau and Akihiro Takeda! What a fantastic combo! Great musicians with a lot of humor made this week very special!
Thanks also to the Villa and to Alexander Hülshoff for many great projects, always new and inspiring ideas and amazing artists which enrich the musical development of these extremely talented young musicians!
I am very honoured to have been invited here again!
Six concerts in total in Engers, Mainz and Bacharach were a lot of fun for all of us especially after weeks and months of corona-related difficult times.
16 years Mandelring Quartet