and violinist from Schonebeck in the former East
Germany who attended the Franz Liszt Music Academy, the Schloss
Belevedere Music School, and the Universitat der Kunste, in Berlin.
He joined the
Youth Symphony Orchestra of Sachsen-Anhalt at thirteen years of age. When he was sixteen, he helped
co-found the West-Eastern-Divan-Orchestra.
He was appointed
concertmaster of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Philharmonic
Orchestra of Alternburg-Gera and joint
concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra, all before reaching his
case is full of accolades such as the EUYO Chairman’s Award, the International
Henry Marteau Violin Competition, the
International Louis Spohr Violin Competition, Jugend Musiziert, and the
Magdeburg Stipendium awards.
December 2010, he celebrated Bela Bartok’s
birthday with pianist Min-Jung Kym at Wigmore
Hall in London, England. The program comprised Bartok’s
“Violin Sonata”, Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Violin
Sonata No. 9 in A Op. 47” (“Kreutzer”) and Claude Debussy’s
“Violin Sonata in G minor”.