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Julian Steckel

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Julian Steckel was born in 1982 in Zweibrücken. His solo career began after winning the ARD-Musikwettbewerb 2010, and since then he has performed with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. He has worked with conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Roger Norrington, Valery Gergiev, Jakub Hrůša, Mario Venzago, Fabien Gabel, John Storgårds, Lahav Shani, Antony Hermus, Christian Zacharias and Michael Sanderling. In the field of chamber music, his partners include and have included Janine Jansen, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Renaud Capuçon, Veronika Eberle, Vilde Frang, Karen Gomyo, Antoine Tamestit, Lars Vogt, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Paul Rivinius, Denis Kozhukhin and the Modigliani, Armida and Ébène quartets. Julian Steckel's instrumental playing is of an effortlessness that seems to know no technical limits. He sees talent and his childhood in a musical home as a gift, just like the encounter with his teachers. Julian Steckel studied with Ulrich Voss, Gustav Rivinius, Boris Pergamenschikow, Heinrich Schiff and Antje Weithaas. Today he teaches himself, as Professor of Violoncello at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. In the current season Julian Steckel will perform with the Residentie Orchestra, the Jenaer Philharmonie, the Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, the dogma chamber orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, among others. In addition, chamber music remains a source of inspiration and communicative breeding ground for him: concerts are planned with long-standing partners such as Tobias Feldmann, Lise Berthaud, Sharon Kam and Enrico Pace.