Andreas Schmalhofer

Final Round Repertoire

  • ROBERT SCHUMANN Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
    • I. Nicht zu schnell
    • II. Langsam
    • III. Sehr lebhaft



Andreas Schmalhofer won the First Prize of the 2015 Johann-Andreas-Stein Competition, Third Prize of the 2017 international Anton Rubinstein Competition, a special prize in Gersthofen competition, and Fourth Prize of the 2018 PeterPirazzi-Stiftung Competition in Frankfurt. Andreas is a prizewinner of the Allegro Vivo Festival in Austria.

At age 15, Andreas was awarded the First Prize in the Jugend-Musiziert national youth competition and the Classical Prize from WDR (West German Radio). In 2007, he was awarded the Kulturpreis der Stadt Bobingen, Germany. Andreas started his first cello lessons at the age of five with Hartmut Tröndle. At the age of 14, he started learning from Jean-Guihen Queyras as a young student in Musikhochschule Stuttgart. Andreas studied with Eldar Issakadze (Ingolstadt), Stephan Haack, and Julius Berger. Since 2011, he is a scholar with the foundation “Live Music Now.”

Since October 2018, Andreas has pursued his Master’s studies with Laszlo Fenyö at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe. He has participated in masterclasses by Danjulo Ishizaka, Matt Haimovitz, Wolfgang Böttcher, Laszlo Fenyö, and Kent Nagano. Andreas received scholarships for the International Masterclasses in Canada “Stage des Cordes” (2006 and 2013). His debut was at the age of 17 with the Romanian State Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau performing the Dvorak Cello concerto. Andreas has performed in International festivals such as cities in Amsterdam, Gstaad, Budapest, Munich, and Salzburg.

Andreas currently plays on a Pietro Guarneri cello from 1725 which is a loan from the L-Bank BadenWürttemberg.

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