Friedemann Eichhorn




Friedemann Eichhorn is the artistic director of the Kronberg Academy and professor for violin at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar. Among his students are many prize winners of international competitions and members of the Berlin Philharmonic, Deutsche Oper am Rhein and different radio orchestras, among them several concertmasters.
Solistic highlights for the 2021-22 season include concerts 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 Antonio Pappano as well as CD recordings with the Deutsche Radio-Philharmonie.

In past seasons, Friedemann has collaborated with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hamburger Symphoniker, Rheinische Philharmonie, Thailand Philharmonic, Korean Chamber Orchestra and many others. As a chamber musician, Mr. Eichhorn has collaborated with Gidon Kremer and Yuri Bashmet, as a soloist with the late Yehudi Menuhin.

A longtime recording artist for Naxos and Hanssler Classic, Friedemann Eichhorn has recorded more than 30 CDs, among them the premiere recordings of all 13 violin concertos by Pierre Rode. 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.

Mr. Eichhorn studied with Valery Gradow in Mannheim, Alberto Lysy at the Menuhin Academy in Switzerland and with Margaret Pardee at the Juilliard School New York. He was awarded a PhD in musicology at the University of Mainz.