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    2023/JUN/21 · 07:00 PM
    Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste - Munich, Germany

  • Sophie Kiening

    Sophie Kiening


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    Place of birth:
    Starnberg, Germany


    • Viola BA – Berlin – Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ – Tabea Zimmermann – (2019 – )



    Sophie Kiening, born in 2001, began her studies in October 2019 at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin where she has the privilege of studying under Tabea Zimmermann and German Tcakulov. She started her musical education at the age of five on the violin with Bettina Schumacher in Bad Tölz and switched from violin to viola at the age of 14. For three years, from 2016 onwards, she learned with the deputy solo violist of the BRSO, Ben Hames. Moreover, masterclasses with Prof. Roland Glassl and Prof. Pauline Sachse broadened her education on the viola.

    In addition, Sophie profited from promotion initiatives like the Bavarian youth orchestra or chamber music courses such as the renowned Mit Musik Miteinander-project of the Kronberg academy and the Deutscher Kammermusikkurs. At the national youth competition Jugend Musiziert Sophie won several first prizes both as a soloist and a chamber musician and achieved the highest prize awarded that year in the viola category at the International Szymon Goldberg Competition for violin and viola.

    Toby Cook

    Miguel Erlich

    Lotus de Vries

    Sara Ferrández

    Miriam Helms Alien

    Sophie Kiening

    Josip Kvetek

    Gordon Lau

    Mark Liu

    Johannes Moehrle

    Jungahn Shin

    Sào Soulez Larivière

    Clara Stangorra

    Arnold Stieve

    Maya Tal

    Caspar Vinzens

    Armando Yagüe