The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, in Munich, Germany, has this week announced the appointment of 27-year-old German violinist Thomas Reif as its new 1st Concertmaster – effective November of this year.
A graduate of the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik, and current post-graduate student at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, Thomas is a former laureate at the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition and the Salzburg International Mozart Competition.
THOMAS REIF | TCHAIKVOSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | MARIN ALSOP & NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF BELGIUM | 2015 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
“This is a dream position in an absolute dream orchestra …” Thomas has told the Violin Channel
“I’m thrilled to join this incredible group of musicians … and can’t wait to begin working closely with Maestro Mariss Jansons … and experiencing all the great guest soloists and conductors,” he has said.