University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart
Ever since the jury at the Kronberg Academy's International Pablo Casals Competition presented him with no less than three awards in 2000, Claudio Bohórquez has been a familiar figure among cello lovers.
In addition to the concert experience he has gained with leading orchestras from Germany, Japan and the USA, he also imparts to young cellists that great passion and intensity with which he pursues his installation, improvisation and meditation projects.
Since October 2011 he teaches as professor for violoncello at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart.
Répétiteur: Kiyoko Wakamatsu
University of Music Karlsruhe
László Fenyö, a native of Hungary, won the first prize in the Pablo Casals Competition in Kronberg in 2004. He is revered by audiences in his home country, and has given concerts at all the major concert halls in the USA, Asia and Europe.
Having been solo cellist with the hr Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) for many years, he teaches now as professor at the University of music in Karlsruhe.
He delights in exploring rarely played solo literature completes the picture of a versatile musician whose work is recorded on CDs, and other media, for hr.music.de (Haydn D major, Shostakovich No. 1).
Répétiteur: Kirill Krotov
jens peter maintz
University of Arts Berlin (UdK)
When Jens Peter Maintz won the first prize in the international ARD competition in 2004, no cellist had received this award for seventeen years.
The following year, Maintz became the solo cellist with the German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin. In 2004, he was made Professor of Cello at the University of the Arts in Berlin, succeeding Wolfgang Boettcher.
Maintz has given concerts all over Europe, as well as in Japan, South America and the USA. He has recorded CDs for Sony Classical (Klassik Echo) and recently made his much-acclaimed recordings of all of Haydn's concerts for Berlin Classics.
Répétiteur: Naoko Sonoda
Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt
The Liszt School of Music Weimar
Awards in the International Rostropowitch Competition in Paris and the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, for example, paved the way for solo concerts with the leading orchestras in Europe and the USA.
Schmidt can also be heard as a chamber musician with Lang Lang, among others. His CDs have been released by Capriccio and Sony Classical. Recently, he recorded Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante.
Répétiteur: Yukie Takai
University of Music Lübeck
Troels Svane began his professional career at just 18 years old as the co-principal Cellist of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra. He went on to become the assistant of his former teacher, David Geringas at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, a position he held for 11 years before becoming Geringas’s successor in 2004. In addition, Prof, Svane also teaches at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler".
As a soloist and chamber musician, Troels Svane has performed throughout the world, collaborating with some of the most renowned musicians of our time, including Juri Baschmet, Zakhar Bron and the Zehetmair Quartet.
He has recorded over 40 CD’s including the complete works of Beethoven Rachmaninov and Reger.
Répétiteur: Keiko Tamura
University of Music Munich
Winning first prize at the Geneva International Music Competition in 1991 led to solo performances with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the NHK Tokyo under conductors such as Lorin Maazel.
In over 20 CDs he has devoted himself not only to the well-known cello concertos but also to less frequently played, highly virtuoso cello music by Davidoff, Piatti and Klengel.
Born in Bern Taiwanese parentage, he was for years the solo cellist in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and since 2004 has been teaching as professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.
Répétiteur: Chifuyu Yada
Trained as a classical and jazz cellist at the music universities in Hamburg and Berlin, he won, amongst others the International Jazz Competition 2010 in Bucharest.
He has already toured across the globe, with concert engagements in Asia, North America, Africa and Europe. He has performed as a guest artist at renowned festivals and halls such as the Vienna State Opera, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Olympia Theatre in Paris and the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, and has featured on over 20 CDs.
Stephan Braun is one of the most interesting young musicians on the European jazz scene. With his Trio’s debut CD, he answers once and for all the question of where the true domain of the cello in jazz lies: the groove.
ponticellos: The journey of the cellists Tim Ströble and Matthias Trück through the joie de vivre of the Latin Americas, the diverse colours of the Mediterranean and powerful rocking riffs. Upon embarking on this musical journey together they discovered a shared passion - a life in music - a pulse.
The new programme "pulse" presents new original compositions alongside arrangements of well known songs. ponticellos make their mark with their unique style of sound - plucked, bowed, tapped and amplified, covering the entire spectrum of sound from the intimacy of chamber music to the explosive, unbridled energy of rock.