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  • date of birth: December 2, 1996
  • studied at the University of Music in Freiburg with Prof. Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar with Prof. Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt;
  • currently studies at Kronberg Academy with Prof. Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt;
  • participated in masterclasses given by Wen-Sinn Yang, Jens Peter Maintz, David Geringas, Ivan Monighetti and Frans Helmerson;
  • performed as a soloist with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra St. Petersburg, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra;
  • plays a cello made by Thorsten Theis from 2016.

Prizes: laureate of the TONALi Cello Competition, International Anton Rubinstein Competition


First Round

Piatti Caprice Op. 25 No. 8

Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb/1

Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op. 70

Second Round

Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor Op. 38

Crumb Sonata for Solo Cello

Popper Elfentanz Op. 39


Enescu Cello Sonata No. 2 in C major Op. 26

Prokofiev Cello Sonata in C major Op. 119


Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85