Friedemann Eichhorn (Violin)
Friedemann Eichhorn

Biography

One of the leading German violinists of his generation, Friedemann Eichhorn is a regular guest on concert stages around the world. Highlights of the 2021-22 season include debuts with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Hong Kong Philharmonic under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach and with the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia di Roma under Sir Antonio Pappano, as well as tours in Europe, to USA, Canada and Korea.

In recent seasons Friedemann Eichhorn has collaborated with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, the Symphonies of Hamburg and Munich, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Thailand Philharmonic, Korean Chamber Orchestra and many others. A longtime recording artist for Naxos, Hanssler classic and other labels Friedemann has recorded twenty violin concertos and duo and chamber music repertoire on more than 30 CDs. His recent album of Fazil Say’s complete violin works (Naxos), recorded together with the composer, the Deutsche Radio-Philharmonie and Christoph Eschenbach, has received many distinctions and was featured with rave critical acclaim. In 2022 Friedemann Eichhorn will give the world premiere of Fazil Say’s violin concerto no. 2 “spring mornings in the days of quarantine”.

As a chamber musician Friedemann Eichhorn is a founding member of the Phaeton Piano Trio and has collaborated with Gidon Kremer and Yuri Bashmet, as a soloist with the late Yehudi Menuhin. Friedemann Eichhorn is artistic director of the Kronberg Academy and enjoys teaching some selected students as a professor at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar. He has studied with Valery Gradow in Mannheim, Alberto Lysy at the Menuhin Academy in Switzerland andMargaret Pardee at the Juilliard School New York. He received a PhD in musicology from the University of Mainz.

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