Friedemann Eichhorn


Member of the Competition Jury

Born in Münster in 1971, the German violinist Friedemann Eichhorn began his musical studies under Valery Gradow in Mannheim, before continuing his studies with Alberto Lysy at the Yehudi Menuhin International Academy of Music in Gstaad and then with Margaret Pardee at Juilliard. He also holds a doctorate in musicology from the University of Mainz.


Rapidly recognised by the professional world, he has been playing since the 1990s with renowned orchestras (St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, SWR-Radio-Orchestra…) and brilliant colleagues such as Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Saschko Gawriloff, Yehudi Menuhin or Igor Oistrakh, in the most prestigious halls. Eichhorn is also an avid chamber music enthusiast and collaborates regularly with Julius Berger, José Gallardo, Alexander Hülshoff and Thomas Müller- Pering.


Since 2002, Friedemann Eichhorn has been teaching violin at the Franz Liszt School of Music in Weimar and is also director of the Louis Spohr International Competition for young violinists. In 2005, he was awarded the George Enescu Medal by the Romanian Cultural Institute.


Friedemann Eichhorn plays a 1758 Nicola Gagliano violin.