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About Julian Steckel

Julian Steckel is a German cellist who was raised in a musical family and taught music since the age of 5. The son of a piano teacher, Vilja Steckel, and a conductor and violin teacher, Helfried Steckel, his teachers have included Ulrich Voss, Gustav Rivinius, Boris Pergamenschikow, Heinrich Schiff, and Antje Weithaas. The winner of the ARD Music Competition in Munich in 2010, as well as the Munich Chamber Orchestra Prize and the Oehms Classics Prize, Steckel has also won awards at the Rostropovich Competition, the Grand Prix Feuermann, and the Pablo Casals Competition. Steckel is a frequent performer with leading conductors, such as Roger Norrington, Mario Venzago, Christopher Hogwood, Andrey Boreyko, Michael Sanderling, Andrew Litton, Lan Shui, and John Storgårds, among others, and has appeared in concert with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Kremerata Baltica, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian State Orchestra, and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest and Warsaw. Steckel is highly active in the field of chamber music performance, and since 2011, he has been a professor at Rostock University of Music and Drama. He has recorded works by Korngold, Goldschmidt, and Bloch with Daniel Raiskin and the Rheinische Philharmonie State Orchestra, and he has regularly partnered with pianist Paul Rivinius to record the cello repertoire, performing works by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Debussy, Fauré, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, and Nadia Boulanger.

HOMETOWN
Pirmasens, Germany
BORN
1982

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