Valentin Eichler *1980

Valentin EichlerVita

* 1980 in Dettelbach on Main


since 2012 member of the viola group of the Munich Philharmonic
2009 founding member of the Auros Trio with Stefanie Finke (flute) and Antonia Schreiber (harp)


German School London
Junior Department of the Royal College of Music
Graduation at the Dientzenhofer Gymnasium Bamberg
studies with Tabea Zimmermann in Frankfurt and Berlin with Veronika Hagen at the University Mozarteum
working with Christoph Poppen, Thomas Riebl, Wilfried Strehle and Lukas Hagen
Master Classes with Jean Sulem, Menahem Wiesenberg, Ida Bieler, Wolfram Christ, Lee Fiser, Tatjana Masurenko and Jürgen Kussmaul

Competitions (selection)

2009 “Lionel Tertis” competition award  in Salzburg
2004 Raiffeisen-Classics-Award at Mozarteum Salzburg
2002 International Viola competition award in Bled/Slowenia


Viola-Foundation Walter Witte
Michael Roever Foundation
Society Les Beaux Arts
Villa Musica


2004-2006 Member of the Signum Quartet (German Music Competition Award), performed more than 70 concerts, being braodcasted by several radio stations nationally and internationallyQuartet studies with Alban Berg Quartet and with Artemis Quartet , important for his development as an artist
2004-2005 Soloist at the Festival of Davos, invited by Thomas Demenga
2000 at the Kronberg Chamber Music Academy with Boris Pergamenschikow, Yuri Bashmet and Gidon KremerRheingau Music Festival

Viola-Fest Kronberg with Tabea Zimmermann and Antoine Tamestit

Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

principal violist of the Camerata Salzburg

regular guest at the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio
at the Berlin Philharmonic
the Munich Chamber Orchestra
the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
the Chamber Orchestra of Europe