ABOUT

 

Theodor is a professional violinist originally from Switzerland, now living in London.

Upcoming projects for 2019-20 include:

SEPT | Akram Kahn's Giselle at Sadler's Well's Theatre with English National Ballet

OCT | Cinderella in Manchester & Southampton with English National Ballet

NOV | Schoenberg, Boccherini & Vivaldi in London with United Strings of Europe

DEC | Nutcracker at London's Coliseum Theatre with English National Ballet

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Theodor is a founding member of the Cardinal String Quartet, Principal Violin II of the United Strings of Europe, and a member of the English National Ballet Philharmonic where he plays as No. 3 / Deputy Principal Violin II. When not performing with his fellow Cardinals, touring the Middle East with USE, or cracking nuts at the London Coliseum with the ballet, Theodor can be found working alongside many of the UK's finest orchestras. He's featured as a concerto soloist with the Ensemble Eroica, Silk Street Sinfonia, and Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra, and from 2015 to 2017 he was a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, where he shared the stage with some of the world's most exciting artists including Zubin Mehta, Valery Gerghiev, Ivan Fischer, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Antonio Pappano, Leonidas Kavakos, Janine Jansen, and many others.

 

Theodor trained at the Royal Academy of Music and Cambridge University. Whilst at Cambridge, he held prominent positions in various ensembles including the Cambridge University Symphony, Chamber, and Opera Society Orchestras, and was named Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra's Principal Conductor during the academic year of 2011-12. Upon graduating he was awarded the Donald Wort Award (for Greatest Proficiency in a Final Recital) and the Royalton Kisch Prize for Music (for the highest final examination mark of his college). He then moved to London to pursue a Masters degree at the RAM where he studied violin with Maurice Hasson and conducting with Ray Holden, received additional coaching from members of the Britten Sinfonia, the BBC Philharmonic and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, performed in masterclasses for Maxim Vengerov and Levon Chillingirian, and played as a section principal or co-principal for many distinguished conductors including Semyon Bychkov, Christophe von Dohnanyi, Edward Gardner, Thierry Fischer, and Jane Glover. He graduated from the Academy with Distinction in 2014.

 

Theodor is an experienced teacher and collaborates regularly with the Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra (since 2013) as Principal Guest Leader and Strings Coach, as well as leading educational workshops for children in Switzerland. Schools or individuals looking for private tuition are invited to use this form.

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