Karolina Errera
*1993 in Russia

Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Tabea Zimmermann
funded by the Dr. Rolf M. Schwiete Stiftung

Karolina Errera


Born in Moscow, Russian-Dominican violist Karolina Errera began her musical education in the class of Mariya Sitkovskaya at the Central Music School in Moscow. She was awarded a scholarship by the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation in 2007. After completing her studies in Moscow, she continued her training under Wilfried Strehle during her bachelor’s degree at Berlin University of the Arts. She then studied with Tabea Zimmermann at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin until 2019.

In 2018, Errera won first prize in the Yuri Bashmet International Viola Competition having previously been awarded second place in the 52nd International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen and first prize in the International Rakovsky Competition. She has performed in concert halls including the Great Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Konzerthaus Berlin, Berlin Philharmonie and Victoria Hall in Geneva.

Karolina Errera is a regular guest artist at international festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, the Seiji Ozawa Academy Festival, the Pablo Casals Festival and Krzyżowa-Music.

She plays a modern viola by Haiko Seifert, which is on loan to her from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. She is also a former scholarship holder of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Karajan Academy.

Karolina Errera took part in the 2014 Chamber Music Connects the World project, playing alongside Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Kim Kashkashian and Steven Isserlis. She began her studies with Tabea Zimmermann at Kronberg Academy in October 2019. These studies are funded by the Dr Rolf M Schwiete Stiftung.

Last updated: September 2019