Place of birth:
- Viola BA – Berlin– Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“– Tabea Zimmermann – (2013-2016)
- Viola MA – Berlin– Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“– Tabea Zimmermann – (2016-2018)
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks,
Viola teacher at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler” Berlin,
Assistant Tabea Zimmermann
German Tcakulov was born in Vladikavkaz, Russia. He began his musical training with the violin in his hometown under Prof. Valentina Madorskaja. At the age of 15 he continued his studies at the St. Petersburg Special School of Music as a viola player with Prof. Vladimir Stopitschew before moving to the St. Petersburg State Conservatory four years later.
At the age of 21, German Tcakulov came to Germany to the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin, where he completed his Bachelor and Master studies in viola with Tabea Zimmermann with the highest distinction. In addition to his studies, he attended master classes under the direction of renowned musicians such as Hatto Beyerle, Hartmut Rohde and Yuri Bashmet.
In 2013 he was a scholarship holder of the Lucia Loeser Foundation and also won prizes at the Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition in Holland, the Jyväskylä International Youth Competition in Finland, the Mravinsky International Competition in Russia and the “start-up! music “Music Award from the HfM Hanns Eisler Association.
From early age on he has also devoted himself to chamber music and has performed at various festivals, such as the International Summer Academy for Chamber Music in Lower Saxony, the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Festival and the Otzberg Summer Concerts.
German Tcakulov has been teaching at HfM Hanns Eisler Berlin since 2017 and is assistant to Tabea Zimmermann.
He has played with various orchestras, including the Chamber Orchestra Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the WDR Symphony Orchestra.
German Tcakulov has been a member of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2018.
He plays a modern French viola by Patrick Robin.