Claudio Bohórquez

The German-born cellist of Peruvian-Uruguayan descent is one of the most sought-after musicians in his field. As a student of Boris Pergamenschikow, Claudio Bohórquez achieved success at an early age at international competitions such as the Tschaikowsky Youth Competition in Moscow and the Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris. He also won first prize at the International Music Competition in Geneva, an achievement that marked the start of his career as a soloist.

Meanwhile he has become a teacher himself: from 2011 to 2016 he was professor at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart, in September 2016 he was appointed to the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, where he has been a guest professor since 2003. Among others, Claudio Bohórquez has performed with almost all German radio orchestras, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker and the Collegium Musicum Basel. In the US, Claudio Bohórquez recently gave concerts with the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Detroit Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic. He was part of the ECHO-winning album "Four Seasons" (2017). Since the season 2017/18 Claudio Bohórquez is Artistic Director of the Festival Winnenden. Bohórquez plays a G. B. Rogeri violoncello.

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