CHRISTOPH

CELLO

CHRISTOPH 
HEESCH

HEESCH

CHRISTOPH

HEESCH

CELLO

BiographY

Christoph Heesch is one of the most promising cellists on today's music scene. He impresses with his soloistic as well as chamber music skills and celebrates great successes nationally as well as internationally.

The focus of his artistic work is the examination of music from a stylistically critical perspective, taking into account the technical skills of instrumental playing combined with a rousing interaction with the audience.

Born in Berlin in 1995, the artist began playing the cello at the age of six. This was followed by stations such as the Julius Stern Institute, several years of study with Jens Peter Maintz and additional master classes with, for example, David Geringas, Wolfgang Boettcher and Lászlo Fenyö. Today Christoph Heesch studies at the Berlin University of the Arts with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt.As solo cellist of the Ensemble Esperanza as well as the chamber orchestra Eroica Berlin, he combines insights of historically informed performance practice with modern instruments.

The artist's special focus is on classical concerts, which he would like to open up to a broad audience. The innovative concert and other music education formats of the TONALi project offer an ideal home for his musical and conceptual ideas.

Christoph Heesch has won prizes at national and international competitions: he was awarded prizes at the "Antonio Janigro" competition in Croatia and the international "Witold Lutosławski" competition as well as at the XII. Domenico Gabrielli Competition. In addition, Christoph Heesch is the winner of the "Mieczysław Weinberg" prize and a special prize for the best music mediation at the TONALi15 music competition. At the German Music Competition 2016 in Bonn he received a scholarship after reaching the semifinals and was a semifinalist of the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2017.

He is a scholarship holder of the Music Academy Liechtenstein. Since 2017 he plays a violoncello by Domenicus Montagnana from the German Musical Instrument Fund of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

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On March 11, 2022 my new album together with the Philharmonic String Quartet with works by Suk and Dvořák was published.

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Solo Album: The Golden Age "Cello 1925"

Release: January 2019

The young cellist Christoph Heesch releases a revolutionary album on GENUIN. The winner of the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis plays four cello concertos from 1924-25, each of which is a sensation in its own right.

The composers Paul Hindemith, Jacques Ibert, Bohuslav Martinu and Ernst Toch wrote exciting music for an exciting time: they broke all conventions and placed solo instrument and orchestra in a new relationship to each other.

Christoph Heesch plunges with verve into these virtuosic, melodic, ponderous works. In short, absolutely rewarding works that you wouldn't want to listen to anywhere but from this release.

Christoph Heesch is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. Born in Berlin in 1995, he is currently studying at the Berlin University of the Arts with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. Previously, he was a student of Jens Peter Maintz. As solo cellist of the Esperanza Ensemble and the Eroica Berlin Ensemble, he combines insights into historically informed performance practice with modern instruments.

Philharmonisches Streichquartett Berlin: Suk & Dvořák

Release: March 2022

The Philharmonic String Quartet Berlin presents two works by Bohemian composers which have a special relationship to each other: Josef Suk's Second String Quartet Op. 31 and Antonín Dvořák's 13th String Quartet Op. 106. Indeed, it was Suk himself who, as a violinist, premiered Dvořák's String Quartet with his own quartet in 1896.

The string quartet of the three Berlin Philharmonic musicians Helena Madoka Berg, Dorian Xhoxhi and KyoungminPark, together with Christoph Heesch, approaches these two works with extraordinary joy in playing,high precision and a special feeling for sound design. A gripping and at the same time sensitive interpretation of a virtuoso young ensemble.

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Philharmonisches Streichquartett Berlin: Suk & Dvorák

Release: March 2022

The Philharmonic String Quartet Berlin presents two works by Bohemian composers which have a special relationship to each other: Josef Suk's Second String Quartet Op. 31 and Antonín Dvořák's 13th String Quartet Op. 106. Indeed, it was Suk himself who, as a violinist, premiered Dvořák's String Quartet with his own quartet in 1896.

The string quartet of the three Berlin Philharmonic musicians Helena Madoka Berg, Dorian Xhoxhi and KyoungminPark, together with Christoph Heesch, approaches these two works with extraordinary joy in playing,high precision and a special feeling for sound design. A gripping and at the same time sensitive interpretation of a virtuoso young ensemble.

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