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Prof. Hans-Jakob Eschenburg

  • Born 1963 in Rostock, Germany
  • First cello lessons at Rostock Conservatory
  • From 1979 to 1984, cello studies with Prof. Josef Schwab at Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin
  • Participation in various international master courses including with Sandor Vegh, Thomas Brandis, Rudolf Koeckert and the Amadeus Quartet
  • Subsequently 1st solo cellist with Leipzig Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra from 1984 to 1988
  • Collaboration with artists such as Norbert Brainin, Martin Lovett (Amadeus Quartet), Christoph Poppen, Hariolf Schlichtig, Steven Bishop-Kovacevich, Michael Sanderling, Tabea Zimmermann, Marie-Luise Neunecker, Thomas Brandis, Hannes Läubin, Wolfgang Boettcher, Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt, Henrik Wiese and Walter Forchert
  • Member of the Aperto Piano Quartet and Gideon-Klein-Trio
  • Concerts and festivals with the Petersen Quartet in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia until 2000
  • Numerous CD recordings and successful participation in international competitions with the Petersen Quartet (e.g. Prague Spring 1984, Evian 1985, Florenz 1986, ARD  International Music Competition Munich 1987)
  • 1st Solo Cellist with Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester since 1999 as well as with “Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach” Chamber Orchestra
  • From 1993 to 1994, teacher at Rostock University of Music and Theatre
  • Since 1992, Honorary Professor at Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin