Berlin Philharmonic Appoints New First Violinist

Turkish musician Hande Kueden passed the required trial period that started in September of 2019

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After studying at Çukurova University and the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music, in Berlin, she became a member of the Ferenc Fricsay Academy of the German Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic's Karajan Academy.

Her primary teachers were Stephan Picard and Tabea Zimmermann—with whom she studied violin and viola.

Formerly, Kueden was the Deputy Concertmaster of the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin.