Conrad Muck

Fiolin, 1. periode
Conrad Muck

Conrad Muck has given concerts worldwide, both as a violin soloist and in chamber music where he has performed with a number of acclaimed interpreters such as Stephane Grappelli, Renaud Capucon, Stephen Kovacevic, Christian Zacharias, Boris Pergamenschikow, David Geringas, Christine Schäfer, Carolyn Sampson, Marc Padmore, Julie Kaufmann, Paul Meyer and also with numerous String Quartets such as Amadeus, Cherubini, Artemis and Vogler.

Highlights of his career have included performances at the Berlin Philharmonic, the Hercules Saal Munich, the Wigmore Hall and the Queen Elisabeth Hall in London, the Viennese Music Association, the Auditorium du Louvre Paris, the Auditorio National Madrid and Carnegie Hall, New York.

 Born in Dresden, Conrad Muck started to learn the violin with Heinz Rudolf at the age of five. He attended the former East German School for Music Dresden and studied afterwards with Reinhard Ulbricht and Gustav Schmahl. He continued his studies with Werner Scholz in former East Berlin (Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler")  and Wolfgang Marschner in Freiburg.

Master classes with Saschko Gawriloff, Boris Gudnikow, Tibor Varga,

Max Rostal & Ruggiero Ricci amongst others rounded off his studies. 

In 1988 Conrad Muck won the First Prize at the International Ludwig Spohr Competition in Freiburg Germany and in 1991 the First Prize at the International Bodensee Music Competition, Germany. 

During his studies he had already given concerts as a soloist with distinguished orchestras in East Germany, for example the Dresden State Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic and the East Berlin Radio and Berlin Symphony Orchestra. 

From 1992 to 2009 Conrad Muck was the First violin of the Petersen Quartet and gave annual concerts at musical centers worldwide. The music labels Capriccio and Phoenix Edition published numerous of his award-winning recordings including inter alia awards such as the Grand Prix de l´academie Charles Gros, the German Record Critics’ Award, Gramophone “Editor`s Choice“, Choc de l´année du Monde de la Musique and the Echo Classical Music Award. 

From 2013 to 2015 he was Professor for Violin and Chamber Music at the Al Quds University Jerusalem, Israel and the First violin of the Leipzig String Quartet until 2018.

Conrad Muck is regularly invited to give master classes at the Vienna Summer Academy of the Universiy of Music and Performing Arts, the Zurich University of the Arts, the Royal College of Music London, the Geidai Tokio, several U.S., Canadian and Australian Universities. He also appears as juror at international music competitions, for example the International String Quartet Competition “Premio Paolo Borciani” in Reggio Emilia, the Music Competition “Vittorio Gui” Florence, the “Premio di Trieste”, Italy and  "Deutscher Musik Wettbewerb" in Bonn, Germany.