The world premiere performance of my piano quartet at the Festival Otzberger Summer Concerts was a great success: after the Scherzo, there was spontaneous applause, which increased by a multiple after the conclusion of the performance. Many thanks to festival director Ingrid Theis, who gave me the opportunity for this premiere! And of course, the musical collaborators Alexei Petrov, Kaori Yoshida and Mathias Beyer-Karlshoj, who studied and performed the work together with me. May it also sound in many other performances!
Former and present students
-Tzu Jin Chou won the audition in Lübeck for the second concertmaster position! - Ayano Tajima receives a two-year contract in the first violins at the NDR in Hamburg! - Last but not least, my current BA student Jin Hyoung Park won the audition for the academy at the Theater in Lübeck! Congratulations to all of them best wishes for the trial or contract period.
Gideon Schirmer, who just completed his master‘s degree with a brilliant recital performance a few weeks ago, won the audition at the Hamburg State Opera for a second violin position. Congratulations and all the good wishes for the trial period.
Pinneberg Culture Prize
Oliver Rau, who was able to bear me for a record breaking 12 years as a private student, a pre college student and now a bachelor student, has been awarded this year’s Pinneberg Culture Prize. Congratulations!
Bach Sei Solo
„Essi sono, é vero, il frutto di una lunga e laboriosa fatica“ (They are truly the fruit of a long and laborious work). Of course, Mozart’s famous words from the dedication of the so-called „Haydn Quartets“ are cited here in a completely different context of incomparably lower significance. But with this publication I hope you don’t resent me to feel - if not as a father - at least as an obstetrician. So I’m delighted to announce the release of my interpretation of Bach’s 6 solo sonatas and partitas in July. Many thanks to the great sound engineer Thorsten Weigelt, who was an incredible support in this project - not only in good, but also in bad times! I am no less grateful to Ludger Böckenhoff with his entire team of Audite, who stayed loyal in difficult times as well. I am absolutely aware of the fact - especially in our modern world - that this can’t be taken for granted. So I am happily looking forward to the reactions to this publication. Everyone who knows me must be aware of my particularly intense relationship with Bach. I am very happy with this recording.
German Opera Berlin
Emily Mücke, currently a bachelor student who already started studying with me as a junior student, won one of the coveted academy positions at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Congratulations and all the best wishes on the way to professional life!
Yang Li 2nd Concertmaster
Very good news from Dortmund: Yang Li has passed her trial period, she is now 2nd concertmaster with the Dortmund Philharmonic. Congratulations!
Gideon Schirmer, who just completed his masters degree with a brilliant concert a few weeks ago, won the audition of the Hamburg State Opera for a second violin position. Congratulations and all good wishes for the trial period!
July 4 at 8:03 pm
Live broadcast from June 11 2013 Richard Strauss Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen with works by Strauss and Brahms
1st Prize at the German National Youth Competition
CONGRATIULATIONS for winning 1st prize at the German National Youth Competition „Jugend musiziert“ in the solo violin category! Oliver is since more than 7 years studying with Christoph Schickedanz, 2010 he was accepted at the Andreas-Franke-Academy (pre collage program for exceptionally gifted students at the HfMT Hamburg). He was concertmaster of the Hamburg Youth Orchestra, in 2011 a scholarship holder from the Marie-Luise-Imbusch-Foundation, in former years he achieved an piano- accompanying 1st prize, a 1st National Prize in the category Duo-Violin and this year he also got an audience prize at „Jugend musiziert“.
1st coordinate Concertmaster / Leader at the Cottbus Philharmonic Orchestra
Congratiulations to Elena! After having won just her first audition in the end of 2012 she now got permanently appointed as 1st Concertmaster /Leader at the Cottbus Philharmonic Orchestra. Elena started studying the MA program at the HfMT with Christoph Schickedanz in 2009, she is presently enrolled in the „Konzertexamen“ (Soloist degree)
Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University, Bloomingtgon, USA
THANK YOU SO MUCH! For a great time at IU to Kevork Mardirossian and all his students
Anne Friederike Greuner
presently BA student in the second year was finalist at the „Malta International Music Competition“ in Valetta. Congratulations!
Studio P4, Berlin Nalepastrasse, Sound Engineer Thorsten Weigelt
Christoph Schickedanz recording one of the Bach Solo Sonatas or Partitas The complete cycle will be published at the Audite label