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Jonathan Kliegel

Photo: Sebastian Bühler

Jonathan Kliegel was born in Weimar in 1989 as the son of a church musician and a violinist. He began playing the violin himself at the age of six. After graduating from the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere Weimar, he studied viola in his hometown with professors Erich Krüger and Ditte Leser. His ensemble playing was shaped by time spent in the Deutsche Steicherphilharmonie under the direction of Michael Sanderling. After an Erasmus year in Lucerne with Isabel Charisius, he was a permanent member of the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover under principal conductor Andrew Manze from 2016-18. With the orchestra, he performed at the Elbphilharmonie, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festval, Birmingham, Paris, and Beijing, among other venues. Since 2018, Jonathan Kliegel has been principal violist in Heidelberg and is committed to the development of the Philharmonic Orchestra on the orchestra board. As a co-founder or member of various ensembles such as the IlmQuartett, the Ensemble Momentum, the Thüringer Bach Collegium, and as a contributor to numerous chamber concerts at the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, he lives his passion for chamber music. To this end, he also seeks inspiration and tonal colors in other musical styles and unusual instrumentations.

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