Alumna Simone von Rahden appointed to the HMT Rostock

Simone von Rahden © Tobias Wirth

Simone von Rahden, Eisler alumna and lecturer at the school, has been appointed Professor of String Chamber Music at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre (HMT) for the winter semester 2023/24. She completed her studies and concert exam at the Eisler with Prof. Tabea Zimmermann in 2011. She initially taught as Tabea Zimmermann's assistant and has been in charge of her own viola class at the Eisler since 2015. Since October 2020, she has held a teaching position for viola, orchestral studies, chamber music and literature studies at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre.

Simone von Rahden's artistic partners as a chamber musician include Sir András Schiff, Martin Helmchen, Thomas Hoppe, Matthew Truscott, Stephan Picard, Wolfram Christ, Tabea Zimmermann, Danusha Waskiewicz, Antoine Tamestit, Julian Steckel, Christoph Richter, Alexander Hülshoff, Clara Andrada de la Calle, Lorenzo Coppola, Alec Frank-Gemmill, the Amaryllis Quartet, the Salomon String Quartet and the Altenberg Trio. Her current artistic partners include Kristian Bezuidenhout, Isabelle Faust, Nadja Zwiener, Lorenza Borrani and Stefan Hempel. She has also played in the string quintet "Spunicunifait" and in the "Quartetto Bernardini" on period instruments since 2018.

She was a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Spira mirabilis project, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Orchestra Mozart Bologna. She has played as a solo violist at the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and as a guest with the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Arcangelo Ensemble London and the Dresden Festival Orchestra. She also plays baroque viola with the Dunedin Consort Edinburgh, the International Bach Academy Stuttgart and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, where she was principal viola from 2016 to 2021.

Simone von Rahden has performed as a soloist with the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, "El Teatre Instrumental" Barcelona, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, the English Haydn Orchestra, the Hamburg Camerata, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln.