FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1807 – 1847)
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|Concerto for Violin, Piano & Orchestra in D minor
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in E minor, Op. 64
Neue Philharmonie Westfalen/Theo Wolters
Ursula Schoch was born in Ludwigsburg in 1971 and received her first violin lessons at the age of four. After finishing school she studied at the Cologne academy of music with Prof. Saschko Gawriloff between 1992 and 1998, when she took her final exam. In addition to her solo studies she has studied chamber music with the famous Viennese Alban Berg-Quartet. Ursula Schoch has won several first prizes in the “Jugend musiziert” competition, in both chamber music and solo violin. In 1992 she won the first prize in a competition of the “Deutsche Musikrat”, which opened the door to an international career for her. In 1990 she made her debut as a soloist with the orchestra of the Ludwigsburg festival, where she recorded Mozart’s violin concertos D major KV 218 and KV 271a. Since then Ursula Schoch has been invited to numerous festivals and has toured the European continent as well as Japan, central Asia, the USA and Africa. Ursula Schoch was a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Claudio Abbado for three years. In 2000 she was appointed leader of the violins by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Together with the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia Ursula Schoch already produced three highly regarded CD-recordings.