The Scholarship Holders of the Concert Saison 2016/2017

Alexander Edelmann, double bass

The German-American double bass player Alexander Edelmann was born in 1990 and began to learn the double bass at the age of thirteen. As a young student he was taught at the “New England Conservatory” by Lawrence Wolfe where he passed his diploma with the highest marks. He took his bachelor at Boston University with Todd Seeber and then moved in 2013 to the double bass class of Matthew McDonald at the Hochschule fuer Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. In Berlin he gained his master in 2016 with top marks. He was given further inspiration by Edwin Barker, Janne Saksala, Esko Laine, Joel Quarrington and David Allen Moore.

Alexander Edelmann regularly performs as a guest with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester-Berlin and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He gained further experience by taking part in music festivals like Tanglewood, Pacific, Moritzburg, Zermatt and Domaine Forget. In the last season he performed the double bass concerto by Nino Rota with the Baden-Badener Philharmonic Orchestra.

He has played chamber music with Augustin Dumay, Louis Lortie, Marie Luise Neunecker, the Notos Quartet and members of the Armida Quartet. Alexander Edelmann has been awarded prizes by the “Carl Flesch Akademie Baden-Baden” and the “Gesellschaft der Freunde und Foerderer der Hochschule fuer Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin”. Since 2015 he has been in addition a scholarship holder of the Stiftung Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz.

The young musician plays on a modern, prize winning double bass by William Lakeberg (2009) and on an English double bass by Bernhard S. Fendt (1840) which has been put at his disposal by the Landessammlung Rheinland-Pfalz.