Germany, Berlin Berlin Cello
Philipp Schupelius is a prize winner of numerous national and international competitions. Most recently, he received the "First Great Award" at the Manhattan International Music Competition in November 2020. In February 2020, he was awarded the "Discovery Award" of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). In 2021 he will represent Germany at "Eurovision Young Musicians". In 2018, he received a scholarship from the Kronberg Academy.
Philipp was born in Berlin in 2003 and has played the cello since he was eight years old. He made his debut in 2017 with Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations and the Bergische Symphoniker. The concert was broadcast by WDR. Since then he has performed as a soloist at the Tonhalle Zurich, the Festival Next Generation, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Philharmonie Berlin, the Dresden Music Festival, the KKL Lucerne and the Rheingau Music Festival. In October 2019 he was soloist of the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Stuttgart Kammerphilharmonie.
Since 2018 he has been a student of Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Julius Stern Institute, before that he was taught by Ulrich Voss. He is a scholarship holder of the International Music Academy Berlin, the Kronberg Academy, the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein and the Jürgen Ponto Foundation. Since March 2020 Philipp has been supported by the Hoelzer v. Borcke'sche Musikstiftung.
He attended masterclasses with Lynn Harrell, Frans Helmerson, Wolfgang Boettcher, Claudio Bohorquez, Jens-Peter Maintz and Steven Isserlis. In summer 2018 he took part in the Menuhin String Academy in Gstaad where he was taught by Ivan Monighetti.
As a prize winner of the competition of the German Musical Instrument Fund, since February 2019 Philipp has been playing a cello with note Joseph Gagliano, Neapoli 1720.
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