Sebastian Fritsch

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Nationality Germany

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born in Stuttgart in 1996, has won numerous national and international competitions. He won 2nd prize at the George Enescu International Competition, in 2019 the renowned German Music Competition and the Audience Prize, 1st prize at the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy University Competition and in 2018 1st prize at the TONALi Cello Competition. Here he was also awarded the Audience Prize, the Mariinsky Special Prize and the Saltarello Special Prize.

He began his studies with Jean-Guihen Queyras at the Freiburg University of Music in 2014 and continued in 2018 in the cello class of Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar. Sebastian Fritsch has been studying at Kronberg Academy with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt since autumn 2020. The cellist received important musical impulses from Wen-Sinn Yang, Jens Peter Maintz, David Geringas, Ivan Monighetti and Frans Helmerson, among others. In addition, he works with his longtime teacher Lisa Neßling and is a scholarship holder of the International Music Academy Liechtenstein.