Alexander Edelmann / Photo: Neda Navaee

Alexander Edelmann

2018 Chamber Music Connects the World, Junior

Alexander Edelmann

double bass

The American double bassist Alexander Edelmann, born in 1990, began his musical studies at the age of 13. His Bachelors degree was completed under Todd Seeber at Boston University. A move to Berlin, Germany in 2013 brought him to the Hochschule für Musik, “Hanns Eisler”, where he studied with Matthew McDonald (1. Solo-Double Bass player of the Berliner Philharmoniker) and completed his Masters with highest honors. He is currently a student of Prof. Rick Stotijn at the "Robert Schumann Hochschule für Musik" in Düsseldorf, where he was the first double bassist to be accepted to the elite soloist degree program, „Konzertexamen.“ He received additional instruction from Edwin Barker, Janne Saksala, Esko Laine, Hermann Stützer und David Allen Moore.

Alexander Edelmann plays regularly as principal bass of orchestras like the Frankfurter Opera Orchestra, the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and Kremerata Baltica.He appears regularly in the bass groups of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie-Bremen, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he has participated in Music Festivals like Tanglewood, Pacific, Moritzburg, Zermatt, Bebersee, and Domaine Forget. As a soloist, he has performed the Nino Rota Divertimento Concertante with the Baden-Baden Philharmoniker, the Vanhal Double Bass Concerto in October 2017  in the Konzerthaus Dortmund, as recipient of a prize from the Mozart Society Dortmund, and in 2018 with Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s Sinfonia Concertante  with the Leopold Mozart Chamber Orchestra. His chamber music partners include Antje Weithaas, Boris Garlitsky, Augustin Dumay, Louis Lortie, Marie-Luise Neunecker, the Notos Piano Quartet, as well as members of the Armida and Artemis Quartets. He was a participant in the Kronberg Academy’s Chamber Music Connects the World 2018, where he was able to play chamber music with Christian Tetzlaff and Gidon Kremer. He has received additional prizes from the "Carl Flesch Akademie Baden-Baden" und der "Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin.“ Since 2015 he has been a scholarship-recipient of the chamber music foundation „Villa Musica-Rheinland-Pfalz" and since 2016 supported by the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund.

Alexander Edelmann plays on a modern double bass from the prize-winning American maker Christopher Savino (2017), purchased with the financial support of the "Friends of Villa Musica.”

Last updated: March 2018

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