Course Period 3


08.08.2022 - 20.08.2022

Andreas Willwohl

Languages: German, English

Andreas Willwohl is German violist, was born in Erfurt. In a age of 14 he studied in the Spe-cialist School for Music at Belvedere Castle in Weimar, later he commenced his studies at the Hochschule für Musik "Franz Liszt" Weimar continuing a year later at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin with Alfred Lipka.

Of great artistic incentive for him was the support of, inter alios, Wilfried Strehle, Thomas Kakuska and Kim Kashkashian; in chamber music Norbert Brainin, Eberhard Feltz, Walter Levin, and the Alban Berg Quartet.

Andreas Willwohl has appeared at international music festivals such as the Schles-wig-Holstein music festival, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Castle Concerts in Thun, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Salzburger Festspiele, and has played with Thomas Brandis, Wolfgang Böttcher, Nobuko Imai, Michael Sanderling, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Johannes Moser, Marc André Hamelin, Lauma Skride and Daniel Heide.
Andreas Willwohl has appeared as a soloist with several major orchestras,
including the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Brandenburg Symphonie Orchestra, the Korean Chamber, Lithuanian chamber orchestra and the Chamberorchestra of Germany Berlin. He has partnered with eminent conductors such as Marek Janowski, Pat-rick Lange, Christoph Poppen, Conrad van Alphen and Matthias Foremny. He is also been active as a chamber musician, and so he is the member of the Mandelring String quartet and of the Ensemble Ceres and has played concerts in Eu-rope, USA and Asia.

The winner of international awards, he received too a study grant from the German People's Foundation for Study, and also from the Yehudi Menuhin foundation 'Live music now'.

Andreas Willwohl has from 2001 to 2013 been principal violist in the Berlin Radio Sympho-ny Orchestra. In 2011 Andreas Willwohl was appointed professor at Nuremberg University of Music, and he has given master classes at the Kronberg Academy, the Mendelssohn Sum-mer School Hamburg, International Masterclasses Vaduz and Forum Musikae Madrid.

Andreas Willwohl plays an instrument by Stefan Peter Greiner with a bow by Dominique Peccatte.