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Johanna Roehrig

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Biography

Having finished her Master’s Degree with distinction and a DipRAM Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London, Johanna Roehrig now got accepted into the soloist class at the HfMT Hamburg and is now completing her Artist Diploma with Prof. Tanja BeckerBender, while already enjoying a busy schedule performing internationally as a recitalist and concerto soloist.

Due to the current situation, Johanna was unable to accept invitations from the Kazan La Primavera Chamber Orchestra (L'Arte del'Arco Festival) to Russia and the FIDELIO Orchestra to London (Berg Violin Concerto), but she managed to maintain part of her concert activities nonetheless.

Highlights included a television broadcast with the PKOW Wernigerode under the direction of Christian Fitzner (Beethoven violin concerto), live streams in the Bergedorfer Magazine Online Music Festival (with Prof. Hubert Rutkowski, HfMT Hamburg) and the Hamburg Stream (March 2021), as well as engagements at festivals such as the HOERI Musiktage at the Bodensee. Johanna will be increasingly involved in the international Candlelight Concert Series in Hamburg (Vivaldi 4 Jahreszeiten) as well as in innovative, self-developed projects, e.g. with the St Johns Wood Choir in Oxford (Ashmolean Proms) and the vocal ensemble Quartonal in connection with the Luebeck Agency Musik@Cetera.

The young violinist can already look back on extensive concert experience with internationally renowned orchestras, conductors and musical partners.

As a soloist, she has played with orchestras such as the NDR Hanover, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock (broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur) and the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Wernigerode, along with numerous other orchestras in Europe.

Chamber music is another great passion of Johanna. Highlights include the 40th Petworth Festival (England), the Brahms Festival in Luebeck and the AURORA Chamber Music Festival in Sweden (2015), as well as numerous recitals in Germany and England. She played with musicians such as Markus Schirmer, Hubert Rutkowski, Benjamin Schmid, Lawrence Power and Peter Bruns.

Invitations to work as concertmaster in numerous young orchestras (Junge Norddeutsche Philharmonie, London Young Sinfonia) took her to concert halls such as the Elbphilharmonie and allowed her to work with conductors including Zubin Mehta, Alan Gilbert and Thomas Hengelbrock.

The young musician has been part of a CD recording by the international label SONY where she appeared as a soloist with the NDR Orchestra Hanover and conductor Michael England, recorded as part of the New Sound of Classical series by SONY, available to purchase online and from all major streaming services. In 2016, the German violinist won 2nd prize at the International Competition Cittá di Padova in Italy and got invited back to Italy for several recitals. She was awarded 1st Prize at the Internationale Frühlingsakademie Neustadt competition and 3rd Prize at the LIONS-Musikpreis competition in Germany. As a finalist of the Croydon Concerto Competition 2017 she got invited back for several performances with various English orchestras and conductor Darrel Davison.

Johanna Roehrig was born on January 9th (1993) in Hamburg and began taking violin lessons at the age of six, supported by the Hans Kauffmann Foundation and the Feldmann Kulturell Foundation. As a winner of the Ethel Kennedy Jacobs Award, she completed her master's degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Prof. Rodney Friend after an Erasmus stay, with support from the Oscar Vera Ritter Foundation (Hamburg) and private sponsors.

Currently Johanna is a proud scholarship holder of the Thörl Foundation and the Theodor Rogler Foundation. Masterclasses, among others with Stephan Picard, Ulf Hoelscher, Elisabeth Kufferath, Nicola Benedetti and Petru Munteanu complement her varied education. She received further musical impulses from Prof. Erich Grünberg and Baiba Skride.

Johanna plays a Jacob Stainer violin from 1675, Absam, kindly loaned to her by a generous sponsor through the Beares International Violin Society.

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