Lorenz Chen was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1994.
His most recent accomplishments include winning the 1st prize at the renowned 2017 Henri Marteau International Violin Competition and the 2nd prize at the 2016 Premio Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition.
He received his first violin lessons from Mrs. Keiko Skiba at the Pflueger Stiftung Freiburg at the age of six and he was taught by Prof. Jörg Hofmann from the Freiburg State Conservatory of Music from 2003 to 2008.
He has attended Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts as a young student since then, studying with Prof. Julia Fischer, and began his studies from winter semester 2011/12 in her class at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.
He is currently a student of Prof. Ana Chumachenco.
Lorenz has won several first prizes at the German national competition Jugend musiziert.
In 2006, he was awarded a special prize by the Deutsche Mozart Gesellschaft and another by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
He received the Sponsorship Award 2010 from the Deutsch-Französische Gesellschaft Freiburg and the Europäischer Hoffnungs-Preis from the European Foundation for Culture.
In 2011, he was awarded the Gerd-Bucerius-scholarship by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and he received the Förderpreis der Starnberger Musiktage 2012.
Lorenz has participated in numerous master classes, including the Aspen Music Festival and School 2011 and 2012, Geigen Meisterkurse der Kronberg Academy 2009 and Schaffhauser Meisterkurse 2012, International Summer School 2013 Bad Reichenhall with teachers such as Sylvia Rosenberg, Ana Chumachenco, Daniel Hope and Pavel Vernikov.
Tchaikovsky - Concert for Violin & Orchestra, D-minor, op.35
5.5.2017 / Live at Haus Marteau, Hof, Germany
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