Eike Coetzee


Chamber Music Connects the World, junior

Eike Coetzee, born in 2002 in Namibia, began playing the violin at the age of seven and made his debut as a soloist with the Namibian National Symphony Orchestra at the age of ten.

From 2018 to 2022, he attended the Music Gymnasium Schloss Belvedere in Weimar, where he switched to viola and studied in the class of Prof. Erich Krüger and Prof. Ditte Leser. Since the winter semester of 2022, he has been a bachelor student at the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar. Eike Coetzee has received further musical inspiration from masterclasses with Tabea Zimmermann and Florian Richter, as well as from Friedemann Eichhorn, Neasa Ní Bhriain, Stephan Mai, Beate Hartmann, and Alexey Stadler. Chamber music is one of his greatest passions: he regularly performs with partners such as Luka Coetzee, Constantin Heise, Alexey Stadler, and Tim de Vries.

Eike Coetzee is a multiple prize winner in international competitions. In March 2023, he was awarded the Grand Prix of the international SZYMON GOLDBERG Competition. Previous successes include first prizes at "Jugend musiziert" and a second prize at the National Youth Music Competition 2021 in South Africa.

Eike Coetzee plays a viola by Carsten Niggemann (Leipzig 2022).