Short Biography

Born 1971 in Münster, Germany, Friedemann Eichhorn studied violin with Prof. Valery Gradow in Mannheim, Alberto Lysy at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland and with Margaret Pardee at the Juilliard School New York. He regularly performs with orchestras such as St. Petersburg Philharmonic or the SWR-Radio-Orchestra and concertized with Yuri Bashmet, Saschko Gawriloff, Gidon Kremer, Yehudi Menuhin and Igor Oistrakh. Friedemann enjoys chamber music collaborations with José Gallardo, Julius Berger, Alexander Hülshoff and Thomas Müller-Pering. He played at international venues such as Münchener Gasteig, Schauspielhaus Berlin, St. Petersburg Philharmony, Schleswig-Holstein-Musik-Festival and recorded several CDs. Since 2002 Friedemann Eichhorn is professor for violin at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar and  Artistic Director of the International Louis-Spohr-Competition for young violinists. In 2005 he was awarded the George Enescu Medal from the Roumanien Cultural Institute. He plays a violin by Nicola Gagliano, 1758 and received a Ph.D. in musicology from the Mainz university.