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Felix Brunnenkant

FlagGermany, Salem Baden-Württemberg NoteCello

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Biography

Felix Brunnenkant was born in Überlingen, Germany. At the age of six, he received his first cello lessons from Reinhard Bartsch, later from Eva Kuhn and Izumi Fujii. He is now studying with Mathias Johansen at the State Conservatory in Feldkirch.

Felix has won several prizes at the “Jugend musiziert” national competiton in Germany. In 2019, he won a first price at state level as well as a special prize of the “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben”. At the "3rd Gustav Mahler Prize" in Jihlava, Czech Republic, he won the first price and the Special Prize of Chief Conducter of the Gustav Mahler Philharmonic. He is the winner of the “Soloist Competition” at the State Conservatory Feldkirch and the “Ernst Schäuble Preis” of the Musikkurswochen Arosa. He also receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, where he participates in the intensive music weeks.

In 2020 he won the 3rd prize of the “Pablo Casals International Award” in El Vendrell, Spain.

Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Troels Svane, Julian Steckel, Maximilian Hornung, Francis Gouton, Thomas Grossenbacher and Conradin Brotbek have all been an important source of inspiration for the cellist. He also receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, where he participates in the intensive music weeks.

As a soloist, he played with the U16 Orchestra of the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, as well as the Orchstra of the State Conservatory Feldkirch. He has been a guest at the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF Vorarlberg), the Festival AlpenKlassik in Arosa and the European Culture Forum Mainau. Since 2018, he is a member of the National German Youth Orchestra where he played under the direction of Ingo Metzmacher and Kirill Petrenko.
Felix plays a cello of Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris, 1830), which is on loan from the Landessammlung Baden Württemberg.

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