Faculty​​​​

cello

Peter Bruns
3rd - 8th of September
Peter Bruns has performed as soloist and chamber musician in renowned concert halls throughout all continents. The artist has also performed as soloist with many major orchestras. Since 2005 he is professor at the Academy of Music in Leipzig.
Peter Bruns is Artistic Director of the Mendelssohn Kammerorchester Leipzig since 2014, and performs regularly in its own concert series in the Gewandhaus Leipzig as well as on tours.
Daniel Geiss
11th - 15th of September
Guest at various chamber music festivals, he plays together with musicians such as Daniel Hope, Sebastian Knauer and Jaques Ammon , Danish String Quartet and Nigel Kennedy. Member of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Daniel Geiss teaches Violoncello at the University of Music in Mainz and conducting at the University of Graz.
Francis Gouton
21st - 27th of September
French cellist Francis Gouton has given concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in many of the major concert halls and festivals on all continents. As a soloist he played with many renowned orchestras. A passionate teacher, Francis Gouton is a professor at the Trossingen Music Conservatory (Germany) and gives master classes across the world.
Peter Hörr
24th - 30th of September
Cellist and Conductor Peter Hoerr is regarded as one of the most versatile and sought-after German artists of his generation. Prize winner at the 1989 Scheveningen International Cello Competition, Peter Hoerr has subsequently appeared as cellist at many of the finest venues and festivals around the world. Peter Hoerr was appointed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Hofkapelle Weimar in 2009. He is Cello Professor at the University of Music and Theatre of Leipzig.
Ramon Jaffé
12th - 16th of September
A world-class cellist, Jaffé's playing reminds me J. du Pré's musical vitality
Vladimir Ashkenazy

Winner of the German Music Competition and of the Casals competition (Budapest), since that time innumerable concerts in all continents. Invited as jury member in international competitions, he is Professor of Cello at the University of Music "C. M. v. Weber" in Dresden. His students are winners of international competitions.
Emil Rovner
10th - 16th of September
Emil Rovner has won many prizes at international cello competitions, including a first prize at the Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria and a first prize at the Lausanne Competition under the patronage of Lord Menuhin. In 1998 he won the first prize and two special awards at the J. S. Bach Competition in Leipzig, marking the onset of his international concert career.
A passionate chamber musician, Emil Rovner performs with artists of the calibre of Pavel Gililov, Martin Helmchen, Alla Ivanzhina, Ana Chumachenko, Sol Gabetta and Ivan Monighetti. He is professors at the Carl Maria von Weber University of Music in Dresden.
Bernhard Schmidt
25th - 29th of September
Founder of the Mandelring Quartet with whom he won the ARD Competition in Munich, the Concours International de Quatuor à Cordes at Evian and the Paolo Borciani Competition in Italy. The Mandelring Quartet conducts intensive concert activities in music centers worldwide: North and South America, Asia, Israel and Europe. In addition he also performs in other chamber music formations and as soloist he played with the Kurpfälzische Kammerorchester, the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and the Czech Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonie.
Hans-Christian Schweiker
3rd - 9th of September
1st Prize of the International Chamber Music Competition in Citta di Castello and concerts throughout Europe, the USA and South Africa. He is founder and artistic director of the the MAI KLASSIK KAMMERMUSIKFESTIVAL. Professor of Violoncello at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, his students are already professors themselves, have won prizes in every major international violoncello competition (including ARD competition, Casals competition, Feuermann competition, Tschaikowsky competition, Rostropowitsch competition...) and are principal cellists of the biggest orchestras in Europe.
Troels Svane
13th - 17th of September
Professor at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. He has given masterclasses in Australia, Asia, Ukraine, South America and Europe. Jury member at international competitions. His students winners of prestigious international competitions (ARD, Feuermann, Geneva, Isang Yun, Rostropovich, Tchaikovsky) and members of renowed chamber music ensembles and orchestras.
Kristin von der Goltz
17th - 21st of September
She was a member of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra from 1991 to 2004. She now performs on both modern and Baroque cello, and is in demand internationally as a solo cellist. She has been a member of Trio Vivente since 1992 and of the BerlinerBarockSolisten, an ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker, since 2006. In 2009 she was appointed Professor of Baroque Cello at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt am Main, and in 2011 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.
Siegmund von Hausegger
24th - 29th of September
After his work as the first solo cellist in the Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra, Siegmund von Hausegger conducted a cello class at the Würzburg Music College. Today he teaches as a professor for violoncello at the Nuremberg University of Music. As a soloist with orchestra and chamber musician, he performed with renowned artists successfully in Europe and America. Juror of various competitions as well as international master classes.
Markus Wagner
14th - 20th of September
One of the most versatile cellists of his generation and winner of several national and international competitions, including the first prize in the Felix Mottl Competition, the Kunstförderpreis der Stadt Augsburg, the medal at the Concurso International de Musique Maria Canals and at the 'Exécution Musicale. He is professor of cello at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg.
Emanuel Wehse
15th - 21st of September
Professor of cello at the Musikakademie der Stadt Kassel "Louis Spohr”, he is a cellist in the Morgenstern Trio, with whom he is the winner of major competitions (2nd Prize and Audience Award of the ARD Competition Munich, 2007, German Music Competition 2006, Haydn Competition Vienna, Schubert Competition Graz, Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition) and numerous other awards. Since then the trio have performed on the most important podiums of the world.
Tilmann Wick
24th - 29th of September
Cello professor at the Hanover Music Academy, he serves as a jury member in international cello competitions as the Lutoslawsky Cello Competition, the Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen or the International Hindemith Competition. Performed with Claudio Abbado, Herbert von Karajan, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sir Georg Solti, Rudolf Buchbinder, Pascal Devoyon, etc...His debuts were also memorable occasions, as at the Salzburg Festival and the Berlin Festival under the the invitation of Claudio Abbado.