Sindy Mohamed / Photo: Georges Yammine

Sindy Mohamed
*1992 in France

Studies with Tabea Zimmermann

Kronberg Academy Professional Studies

funded by the Stachels/Mock Stipendium.

Sindy Mohamed


Born in Marseille in 1992 to Egyptian parents, violist Sindy Mohamed began her musical training at the Conservatoire de Marseille, and at the age of 17 moved to the Conservatoire Supérieur de Danse et de Musique de Paris where she joined the class of Pierre-Henri Xuereb, under whom she gained her degree with the highest distinction. She likewise gained the top grade for her master’s degree, which she completed at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin with Tabea Zimmermann. Sindy Mohamed gains further musical inspiration from participating in numerous masterclasses, which have given her the opportunity to work with artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Antoine Tamestit, Roberto Diaz, Morten Carlsen, Nobuko Imai, Jean Sulem, Sadao Harada, Pamela Frank and Tatjana Masurenko.

Chamber music is her passion, and the reason she also completed a degree in chamber music together with her quartet Enea in Paris in parallel to her viola studies. She has been invited to internationally renowned festivals such as Quartets in Bordeaux, Festival d’Aix en Provence and the Salzburg Festival. Sindy Mohamed has gained orchestral experience in the Orchestra Academy and as a deputy at Deutsche Oper Berlin. She has also played as principal viola with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Komische Oper Berlin under conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Jurowski, Paavo Järvi and Seiji Ozawa. Since 2013, she has be a member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra directed by Daniel Barenboim.

Sindy Mohamed received the sponsorship prize at the 2017 International Anton Rubinstein Competition for Viola. In the same year she was awarded a scholarship from the Ottilie Selbach Redslob Foundation.

2018 she performed alongside Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Steven Isserlis and Sir András Schiff in Chamber Music Connects the World. 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 2018