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.