Participants 2019
Friedrich Thiele Violoncello
His artistic education began in the children‘s group Carl-Maria von Weber University of Music in Dresden with Prof. G. Altmann, and continued at the Landesgymnasium für Musik Carl-Maria von Weber Dresden under Prof. U. Prelle. In 2016, he completed his junior music studies in the class of Prof. P. Bruns in Leipzig, and went on to continue his studies in the class of E. Schmidt in Weimar.

Friedrich has been awarded multiple prizes in national and international competitions, such as the International Cellowettbewerb Liezen in 2008 or the International Dotzauer-Wettbewerb in 2005 and 2009. In 2010, he received the first prize in the Bundeswettbewerb of ”Jugend Musiziert“. He is supported by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. His international career began after his successes at the TONALi competition in 2015 and the ”Ton und Erklärung“ competition in 2017. Friedrich has been invited to perform as a soloist with the National Theatre Orchestra in Brasília, the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Rundfunkorchester Munich, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. Friedrich debuted as a chamber musician in 2017, with recitals in the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia and at the Vadim Repin Art Festival. Friedrich was invited to play at the ”Heidelberger Frühling“ in 2018 and in June 2018 he performed for the first time at the Gasteig in Munich. So far in 2019 he has played in the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie, in Hamburg, with the Kammerakademie Potsdam and he is planning to take part in the Molyvos International Music Festival.

In March 2019, Friedrich Thiele won the “Deutscher Musikwettbewerb” prize in Nuremberg, as well as the special “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben” prize, and in May 2019 he won 2nd prize at the “Int. Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen”.

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