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Lena Neudauer

Lena Neudauer was born in Munich in 1984. She began playing the violin at the age of three, and at 11 she entered the class of Helmut Zehetmair at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She gained international attention when, at the age of 15, she not only won the Leopold Mozart Competition in Augsburg, but also received almost all of the special prizes. Lena Neudauer studied with Christoph Poppen, as well as Helmut and Thomas Zehetmair. She has always continued to develop her openness and commitment to a wide variety of musical directions, for example with Boulez and his Lucerne Festival Academy, or in her study of historically informed playing techniques. In 2010, at the age of 26, Lena Neudauer was appointed professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik Saar, and since fall 2016 she has held a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. Lena Neudauer has performed with orchestras such as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken/Kaiserslautern, the MDR-Sinfonieorchester, the Münchener Kammerorchester, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Orchestre National de Belgique, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, the Russian Philharmonic St. Petersburg, the Bern Symphony Orchestra, the Collegium Musicum Basel and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra under conductors such as Dennis Russell Davies, Mariss Jansons, Hannu Lintu, Mario Venzago, Wojciech Rajski, Bruno Weil, Marcus Bosch, Howard Griffiths, Christoph Poppen, Ari Rasilainen, Juri Gilbo, Antonello Manacorda, Andreas Spering, Dirk Kaftan, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Daniel Cohen, Nabil Sheheta and Pablo Gonzalez. Her latest CD (cpo, 2019) with Beethoven's Violin Concerto op.61 and Romances 1 & 2, together with the Cappella Aquileia conducted by Marcus Bosch was euphorically hailed by critics as a stellar hour and a new reference recording (Pizzicato, Fono Forum, Crescendo, among others) and received the Supersonic Award.