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Sindy Mohamed / Photo: Georges Yammine

Sindy Mohamed
*1992 in France

Studies with Tabea Zimmermann

Kronberg Academy Professional Studies

funded by the Stachels/Mock Stipendium.

2019 Mit Musik – Miteinander, tutor

Sindy Mohamed

viola

Born in Marseille, into a non-musician family in 1992, the Egyptian violist Sindy Mohamed received her first viola lessons at the age of 8. After graduating from the Conservatoire de Marseille with the «Deuxième Grand Prix de la Ville» at the age of 17, Sindy pursued her studies at the famous "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris" with Pierre-Henri Xuereb. After obtaining her Bachelor degree with the highest distinction, she integrated at the age of 20 the renowned Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" to master her level with Tabea Zimmermann, with whom she had several times the enormous chance to perform. She improves her skills with other prestigious teachers as András Schiff, Nobuko Imaï, Christian Tetzlaff, Steven Isserlis, Franz Helmerson, Gidon Kremer, Mauricio Fuks, Antje Wheithaas.

Prize winner of the International Anton Rubinstein Viola Competition 2017, scholarship holder of «Freude und Förderer der Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler», and since May 2017, scholarship holder of the famous «Ottilie-Selbach-Redslob-Foundation», Sindy Mohamed is pursuing a soloist career. Lately discovered by the great Lars Vogt, she made her Debut in January 2018 in England alongside him and the Royal Northern Sinfonia as part of the "New Year New Artists" Festival. Chosen by Tabea Zimmermann herself, Sindy performed with her the duo Viola, Viola from G.Benjamin at the Academy of the summer festival "Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2018". She participated to the world renowned TV Program Stars von Morgen, lead and presented by the amazing Rolando Villazon. As a chamber musician, Sindy over this year has taken part in the Heimbach Spannungen, Moritzburg and Schubertiade festivals. She has collaborated with Isabelle Faust, Tabea Zimmermann, Maximillian Hornung, Kian Soltani, Yura Lee among many others.

Further musical inspiration was given to Sindy through her participation and special invitations to numerous international masterclasses and festivals such as "Festival Quatuors à Bordeaux", "Festival d'Aix-en-Provence", "Summer Festival Salzburg", "Seiji Ozawa International Switzerland Academy", "European Chamber Music Academy". There she worked with Daniel Barenboim, Antoine Tamestit, Roberto Diaz, Morten Carlsen, Nobuko Imai, Jean Sulem, Sadao Harada, Pamela Frank and Tatjana Masurenko.

Alongside her studies and career, Sindy gained already a large orchestral experience. First through her admission to the academy of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, then as permanent substitute there as well, later as second Co-Leader Viola in the Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin. She is currently the second Co-Leader Viola in the Komische Oper Berlin. She had the opportunity to perform with chiefs conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Marek Janowski, Vladimir Jurovski, Paavo Järvi, Francois Xaver Roth, Seiji Ozawa, Donald Runnicles. In addition, she has been a member of the "West-Eastern Divan Orchestra" since 2013 under Maestro Daniel Barenboim. In fact, Sindy has benefited from his precious advices during several chamber music lessons and concerts.

Passionate about Chamber Music, Sindy Mohamed also completed a chamber music degree with her quartet "Enea" in Paris. In various master classes, Hatto Beyerle, the Alban Berg Quartet’s founder, has become to her a mentor. Sindy has performed several times with renowned artists such as Guy Braustein, Micheal Barenboim, Kian Soltani, Shirley Brill, Jonathan Aner, Krill Troussov.

2018 she performed alongside Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Steven Isserlis and Sir András Schiff in Chamber Music Connects the World. In 2019 she performed at the Kronberg Academy Festival and participated in Mit Musik – Miteinander as a tutor. Since October 2017, Sindy Mohamed has been studying at Kronberg Academy with Tabea Zimmermann. These studies are funded by the Stachels/Mock Stipendium.

Last updated: October 2019