Germany, Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg Violin
Swantje Asche-Tauscher belongs to the generation of young german violinists who enchant with their “expressive and resonant playing” (FZ).
The talented artist appeared as soloist at the young age of fourteen in the Liederhalle Stuttgart, played at the Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg, has been invited to festivals such as the Palermo Classica and Payerbach-Festival and as faculty of the String in Motion masterclass in the summer 2020. A lover of the vast orchestral literature, the native of Stuttgart is actively engaged in Europe's orchestral scene. During the 2019/20 season Swantje Asche-Tauscher held a concertmaster position in the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck as well as concert master of the chamber orchestra Arcata Stuttgart. She is also teaching the preparatory class in Böblingen since 2020. In 2019 she led the newly founded FemaleSymphony Orchestra Austria dedicated to performing works by female composers as concertmistress.
In Spring 2021 her debut album „Après un rêve“ will be released by the famous Label „Hänssler Classic“.
Swantje Tauscher received numerous distinctions in competitions, among others the Klassikpreis Münster with the opportunity of being broadcasted live by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR). In recognition of her outstanding accomplishments and achievements during her studies at the Mozarteum she has been awarded scholarships for two consecutive years. As a dedicated chamber musician she has enjoyed considerable success with the Duo Marcanto, with whom she performs extensively. The duo is a member of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now foundation. 2012 recipient of the Baden-Württemberg Stipendium, this stipend has enabled her to attend the Royal College of Music in London with Detlef Hahn. In 2021 she recieved the „Neustart Kultur“ price in Germany.
After preparatory studies at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart (Prof. Christian Sikorski) and the Royal College of Music in London, Swantje Asche-Tauscher furthered her studies at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Prof. Igor Ozim) and Master of Arts (Prof. Rainer Schmidt) degrees in violin performance with honours, and finished her postgraduate studies (Prof. Esther Hoppe) in 2019. She has received further artistic mentorship by great musicians such as Peter Buck (Melos Quartett), Imre Rohmann, Eliot Fisk, Tünde Kurucz und Simone Fontanelli.
To best transmit her knowledge and artistry, in 2016 Swantje Asche-Tauscher undertook studies in instrumental pedagogy with a specialization in viola (Prof. Peter Langgartner) which she completed successfully in 2020. Highly qualified and a passionate educator, she was invited that same year as faculty of the Strings in Motion masterclass in Kalamata, Greece.
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