It has been announced today that violinist, VC Artist Tobias Feldmann will join the teaching faculty of the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg in Germany - effective from October 2018.
The 27-year-old virtuoso will serve an initial five year 50% professorship - which he will combine with his international solo and chamber music careers.
A graduate of the Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' in Berlin, where he studied with Professor Antje Weithaas, Tobias is a former major prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth, Joseph Joachim, Andrea-Postacchini, Louis-Spohr, and Marteau International Violin Competitions.
A former pre-college student at the Würzburg school, Tobias will replace Professor Grigori Zhislin - who passed away in May 2017.
VC ARTIST TOBIAS FELDMANN | BARTOK VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2 | MARIN ALSOP & NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF BELGIUM | 2015 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
“I feel both extremely honored and excited to be selected for this very prestigious position …” Tobias has told The Violin Channel.
“It is a huge responsibility to guide my own students through their studies … but I will be investing my all to help each of them achieve a deep understanding of the music and a personalized interpretation …” he has said.
“I feel I have gained a lot of experience of the last few years … I’m now playing over thirty different concertos and solo works, plus recital and chamber music programmes, and I feel I am ready for this new additional challenge to complement my own playing - and hopefully further enrich my musical life.”
Today's announcement makes Tobias one of the youngest music professors ever appointed in Germany.