Faculty​​​​

violin

Ulrike Bals
17th -22nd of September
Professor for violin at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock since 1997. She received several awards at national competitions and a 3rd prize at the 1st International Competition for Violin in Kloster Schöntal. As a soloist, she has performed with various orchestras and since 1995 she has been a member of the CONCERTINO Ensemble with which she has worked as a soloist and in various chamber music ensembles.
Andrej Bielow
17th -23rd of September
As a soloist and chamber musician he has recorded over 20 CD albums for Naxos, CPO, Avi-Music, Hänssler Classics, Hänssler-Profil, Guttingi, Solo Musica, Genuin, Hyperion and Rakete Media. Winner of several major prizes at international competitions such as the Long-Thibaut Paris, ARD Munich, Hanover (Joachim), Città di Brescia and others. Violin Professor at the University of Arts in Graz and visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Maria Egelhof
17th - 23rd of September
Maria Egelhof is violin professor at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. Already at a young age she began her concert activities as a soloist with important orchestras as well as chamber musician to almost all European countries and the states of the former Soviet Union. Students of her violin class are now active in internationally acclaimed ensembles as well as in renowned orchestras and soloists.
Joshua Epstein
3rd - 9th of September
International awards: "Reine Elisabeth" in Brussels, the "Sibelius" in Helsinki, "Paganini" in Genova and "Carl-Flesch-City of London" in London.
Joshua Epstein makes regular guest appearances as a soloist with orchestras. Numerous CDs, concerts and radio recordings document his skill. Prof. Epstein teaches at the University for Music in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Nachum Erlich
10th - 16th of September
Professor for Violin at the State Academy of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany and "Artist in Residence" at the University of Heidelberg. As a soloist he has worked with acclaimed conductors Moshe Atzmon, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Rudolf Baumgartner, Okko Kamu, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Walter Weller and Sergiu Comissiona. Furthermore, he has taken particular pleasure in performing chamber music with colleagues such as Alfons Kontasrky, Siegfried Mauser, Kalle Randalu, Rudolf Meister, Julius Berger, Fany Solter, Martin Ostertag, Edward Vanderspar, Hartmut Rohde, Gustav Rivinius, Wolfgang Meyer and Eduard Brunner.
Ervis Gega
11th - 15th of September
Violin Professor at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz and the Peter Cornelius Konservatorium.
The first concertmaster of the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn. 
Regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician in all major concert halls throughout Germany and Europe.
Mark Gothoni
24th - 30th of September
He was honored in 1991 as “Debut-of-the-Year” at the Jyväskylä Arts Festival in Finland. Since then he has performed as a soloist and as chamber musician around the globe, including major festivals in Europe, Israel, the United States, and the Far East. First violinist of the Orpheus Quartet and member of the Mozart Piano Quartet. As professor of violin at the University of the Arts Berlin, he is giving master classes all over the world and he is head of the chamber music department of the Savonlinna Music Academy in Finland.
Stefan Hempel
15th - 21st of September
3rd prize in the International Max Rostal Violin Competition, in 2005 Boris Pergamenshikov prize for chamber music, in 2007 3rd prize in the Michael-Hill-Violin-Competition in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2008 special prize for contemporary music in the Andrea Postacchini Violin Competition in Fermo, Italy. International performing career as soloist and chamber musician. Currently he is violin professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater of Rostok.
Gia Jashvili
7th - 11th of September
His talent was recognized by great musicians as Sir Yehudi Menuhin and Mstislav Rostropovich. In 2015 in collaboration with Joshua Bell, Gia has presented his new ensemble «The Munich Chamber Soloists». From 2005 - 2010 Gia Jashvili was invited by Maestro Lorin Maazel as concertmaster of the orchestra of the Opera house of Valencia (Spain) «Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia» with principal guest conductor Zubin Mehta.
Nana Jashvili
7th - 11th of September
To have won several national competitions as well as the “Concours International de Montreal” she had her triumphant breakthrough at the age of seventeen, when she won the “Premier Grand Prix” at the International Jacques Thibaud Competition. She had given concerts in the great capitals of music in Europe, Canada and Japan. As a professor at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen she devotes her time to the training of the talented young musicians as well as giving master classes.
Ulf Klausenitzer
10th - 16th of September
Conductor and violinist with numerous outstanding orchestras, conductors and musicians together, companions were Morton Feldman as chamber music partner, Arvo Pärt, and Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, who composed for him, Mikis Theodorakis, Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann and Pierre Boulez. Together with Yehudi Menuhin he founded the organization LMN (LiveMusicNow) Franken, which promotes highly gifted students with concerts in social institutions. Professor of violin and chamber music at the State University of Music in Nuremberg.
Reto Kuppel
24th - 29th of September
Winner of the International Chateau de Courcillon Violin Competition, violinist Reto Kuppel is one of the most prestigious german performers of his generation. He has performed throughout Europe and the United States. Currently he is Professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg, Germany.
Andreas Lehmann
22nd - 28th of September
Jury member in various competitions and Professor of Violin at the University of Music “Franz Liszt” of Weimar. Concert tours both in Germany and abroad with the "Liszt-Trio Weimar”. Leader of the Liszt University Chamber Orchestra as well as the Leipzig chamber Orchestra, the Central German Chamber Orchestra and the Spohr-Kammerorchester Kassel.
Anne-Kathrin Lindig
17th - 22nd of September
First violinist of the Bergmann String Quartet, she has given concerts in Warsaw, Moscow, Szombathely, numerous German cities as well as in Cuba. Chamber music concerts have led her to concert stages across Europe, South Korea and China. She has worked as a judge for international violin competitions. Since 2014 she has been the artistic director of the international Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition. Anne-Kathrin Lindig is professor for violin Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt of Weimar
Maighréad McCrann
10th - 16th of September
Was a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe from 1987 till 1993 when she won the position of First Concertmaster of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician she performed extensively in all the major European cities and is Professor of violin in the University for Performing Arts in Graz in 1997.
Heime Müller
26th - 30th of September
Heime Müller, born in Hamburg, Germany, was first and second violinist in the Artemis Quartet from 1991-2007. He performed all around the world in the major concert halls and festivals. Heime Müller has become a well-known teacher for violin and for chamber music. He taught at the University of Arts in Berlin and is currently Professor for violin and chamber music at the Musikhochschule Lübeck.
Lena Neudauer
1st - 7th of September
Neudauer sparked sensation at the Leopold Mozart International Competition in Augsburg, where she not only won 1st prize, but was also Mozart Prize, Richard Strauss Prize and the Audience Prize. She performs with the most important orchestras and has also dedicated herself to the performance of contemporary music and has worked, amongst others, with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Pierre Boulez as also with the Österreichische Ensemble für Neue Musik (OENM). In her artistic activities, chamber music plays a significant role, which together with her solistic performances. In 2010 she was appointed Professor for violin at the Saar University of Music.
Linus Roth
19th - 23rd of September
In 2006 he established himself as one of the most interesting violinists of his generation through his debut CD with sonatas by Brahms, Debussy, Ysaye and Mendelssohn. Conductors he collaborated with are, amongst others, Gerd Albrecht, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, James Gaffigan, Hartmut Haenchen, Manfred Honeck, Anu Tali and Antoni Wit. He is Professor for Violin at the “Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum” of the University of Augsburg.
Valerie Rubin
18th - 23rd of September
Since her debut in Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall in 1991, Valerie Rubin has concertized world-wide. She has been an invited guest at chamber music festivals in Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia Cove and Blonay and has made numerous recordings with all the major German radio stations. Valerie Rubin is a sought after interpreter of contemporary music as well as an enthusiastic baroque violinist. She is presently leading violinist of “the rubin chamber players”and professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg.
Christoph Schickedanz
24th - 29th of September
One of the most prominent violinist of his generation in Germany. Honours at various competitions in Europe, as Berlin, Freiburg, Munich, Caltanissetta, Heerlen, Sion, Bloomington and Napa. Member of the Gililov Piano Quartet Berlin, he is professor at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg where he is presently also serving as Head of Strings. Among his students are competition price winners, many of his alumnae are holding orchestral jobs in important German cities, for example in Berlin, Essen, Hamburg, Leipzig or Munich.
Annette Walther
1st - 6th of September
In addition to being a founding member of the Signum Quartet, Annette regularly performs with artists such as Carolin Widmann, Nils Mönkemeyer, William Youn, David Cohen, Liza Ferschtman and Priya Mitchell at festivals including the Musikfestspielen Mecklenburg –Vorpommern, Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival, Musiktage Hitzacker and Kammermusikfest Sylt. At the beginning of 2016, Annette has been appointed as violin lecturer at the Louis Spohr Music Academy in Kassel.
Mo Yi
21st - 26th of September
Prize winner at the International Telemann Competition in Magdeburg, at International Music Competition Maria Canals of Barcelona and at the Fourth Joseph Haydn International Chamber Music Competition in Vienna. She appeared as soloist and as chambermusician in many cities in China, Russia, Ukraine and Europe. Professor at the University of Arts of Berlin.