Nils Mönkemeyer
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Born
Bremen, Germany
Studies
Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Musikhochschule Hannover, Hochschule für Musik in München, Mozarteum Salzburg
Highlights
Exklusive recording contract with Sony Classical
October 2009 Professor for Viola at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden; as of the Winter sSmester 2011/12 Professor at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich
Prizes
    2002: Special Prize at International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen; Scholarship from Werner Richard-Dr. Carl Dörken-Foundation.
    2003: Promotion Prize from Da Ponte-Foundation, Darmstadt; Soloists and  Chamber Music Prize from Classic Festival Ruhr & Ruhrtriennale, 3. Prize at International Primrose Viola Competition
    2004: Lions-Rotary Solist Prize; 1. Prize at International Viola Competition of ORF, Vienna, Austria.
    2005: Carl-Flesch-Promotion Prize of Philharmonie Baden-Baden
    2006: 1. Prize at International Yuri Bashmet Competition; Prize at the German Music Competition (national)
    2009: Parkhouse Award (England); ECHO Klassik ("Young Artist of the Year")
    2010: ECHO Klassik ("Concerto Recording of the Year")
Recordings
Sony Classical
Short Biography
Artistic brilliance and innovative programming are the trademarks with which the Bremen native Nils Mönkemeyer has, in a short time, achieved international renown as a musician while drawing enormous new attention to the viola.
As an exclusive Sony Classical artist, he has brought out several critically acclaimed, award-winning CDs in the last years, all of which have made their way into the German classical charts.

The 18/19 season takes him once again onto the greatest international concert platforms, including the Wiener Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, Barcelona’s L’Auditori, Brisbane, Lausanne’s Salle Métropole, Geneva’s Victoria Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, the Elbphilharmonie, Cologne Philharmonie, Dresden Philharmonie, Frankfurt Alte Oper and Munich’s Prinzregententheater. Numerous festival appearances include the Mito Festival in Milan and Turin, the Montreal Bachfest, Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Chamber music projects for this season include trios with Julia Fischer and Daniel Müller-Schott, and piano quartets with Alina Ibragimova, Christian Poltera and William Youn.


2018/2019
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