Nils Mönkemeyer
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Bremen, Germany
Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Musikhochschule Hannover, Hochschule für Musik in München, Mozarteum Salzburg
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
    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")
Sony Classical
Short Biography
Artistic brilliance and innovative programming are the hallmarks with which Nils Mönkemeyer has quickly distinguished himself as one of the most internationally successful violists and brought the viola to enormous attention.

As an exclusive artist with Sony Classical, he has released numerous CDs in recent years, all of which have been highly praised by the press and awarded prizes.

In the 2021/22 season he is among others. with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen and Kristiina Poska on tour in BeNeLux and Estonia, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen as well as in Vienna, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Munich and at the Schubertiade, the Niedersächsische Musiktage, the Heidelberger Frühling and the Mozartfest Würzburg. Other special projects of the season include tours with Sabine Meyer and William Youn as well as with the Julia Fischer Quartet.

Nils Mönkemeyer plays on a viola by Philipp Augustin.


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