Year of birth:
- Viola BA – Frankfurt – Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main – Roland Glassl – (2017)
- Viola MA – Berlin – Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“– Tabea Zimmermann – (2019- )
Member of the ‘Aris Quartett’
Caspar Vinzens (*1993) is a German-Swiss violist and member of the Aris Quartet.
With more than 100 concerts per season the quartet performs on the world’s great stages such as the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Philharmonie de Paris, Musikverein Wien, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and BBC Proms.
The Aris Quartet is namend New Generation Artist of the BBC and for the season 2020/21 it is selected as ECHO Rising Star by the European Concert Hall Organisation.
The quartet won awards at numerous competitions, including first prizes at the International Johannes Brahms Competition (2012), the European Chamber Music Competition in Karlsruhe (2013), the International August Everding Competition (2014), and the International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar (2016), as well as five prizes at the International ARD Music Competition in Munich (2016). As a soloist Vinzens has won the first prize and audience prize at the International Szymon Goldberg Competition (2015).
Vinzens earned his Bachelor’s degree with Roland Glassl in Frankfurt. Since 2019 Vinzens has been continuing his studies with Tabea Zimmermann at the HfM Hanns Eisler in Berlin.
In addition to his individual studies, Vinzens has been pursuing further training as member of the Aris Quartet with Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet) in Madrid since 2015.
Caspar Vinzens is a Jargar Strings Artist and uses viola strings from the Superior series.