+++ Breaking NEWS December 2018: 4th prize international Pirazzi Cello Competition +++

Andreas started his first cello lessons at the age of five with Hartmut Tröndle. He continued receiving lessons from Eldar Issakadze (Ingolstadt) and after with Prof. Stephan Haack (Section leader of Münchner Philharmoniker). He participated in Masterclasses by Prof. Danjulo Ishizaka, Maximilian Hornung, Prof. Wolfgang Böttcher, Prof. Laszlo Fenyö and Kent Nagano. In 2007 he was awarded the Culture Prize of Bobingen city. He received scholarships for the International Masterclasses in Canada ‘Stage des Cordes’ (2006, 2013). At the age of 14 he started learning from Prof. Jean-Guihen Queyras as a young student in Musikhochschule Stuttgart. A year later he was awarded the first prize in National youth competition (‘Jugend-Musiziert’) and also the Classical prize from WDR (West-German-Broadcast). His first debut was at the age of 17 with the Romanian State Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau playing the Dvorak Cello concerto. Until now he is performing in many International festivals such as cities in Amsterdam, Gstaad, Budapest Munich and Salzburg. Since 2011 he is a scholar in the foundation ‘Live Music Now’ and from 2014 he is studying with Prof. Julius Berger in Augsburg. In 2015 he won the first prize of the International Johann-Andreas-Stein Competition.

In 2017 he won the third prize of the international Anton-Rubinstein Competition and a special prize in Gersthofen competition. Since October 2018 he studies his Masters with Prof. Laszlo Fenyö at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe. Andreas is a prizewinner of the Allegro Vivo Festival in Austria. Additonally this year he recieved the 4th prize of the international Pirazzi-Competition in Frankfurt and the Richard-Wagner-Scholarship of the Richard-Wagner-Foundation Bayreuth.