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BIOGRAPHY

Christoph Heesch is one of the most prom­ising artists of today’s mu­sic scene and im­presses with his so­loist­ic and cham­ber mu­sic skills — mean­while he is cel­eb­rat­ing great suc­cess both na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. The main fo­cus of his artist­ic work is the ex­am­in­a­tion of mu­sic from a styl­ist­ic­ally crit­ic­al per­spect­ive, tak­ing into ac­count the tech­nic­al skills of in­stru­ment­al play­ing com­bined with an ex­cit­ing in­ter­ac­tion with the audi­ence.
Born in Berlin in 1995, the artist began play­ing the cello at the age of six. In the fol­low­ing years he stud­ied at the Ju­li­us Stern In­sti­tute, worked for sev­er­al years with Jens Peter Maintz and at­ten­ded mas­ter classes with David Geringas, Wolfgang Boettcher and Lászlo Fenyö. Today Christoph Heesch stud­ies at the Uni­ver­sity of the Arts Berlin with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. The artist pays par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to clas­sic­al con­certs, which he would like to open up to a broad audi­ence. The in­nov­at­ive con­certs and oth­er mu­sic me­di­ation formats of the TON­ALi pro­ject of­fer an ideal home for his mu­sic­al and con­cep­tu­al ideas.
Christoph Heesch is a laur­eate of na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al com­pet­i­tions: He was awar­ded at the “Antonio Janigro” com­pet­i­tion in Croa­tia and the in­ter­na­tion­al “Witold-Luto­sławski” com­pet­i­tion as well as at the XIIth Domen­ico Gabrielli Com­pet­i­tion. Christoph Heesch has also been awar­ded the “Mieczysław Weinberg” prize and a spe­cial prize for the best mu­sic me­di­ation at the TONALi15 mu­sic com­pet­i­tion. At the Ger­man Mu­sic Com­pet­i­tion 2016 in Bonn he re­ceived a schol­ar­ship after reach­ing the semi­final and he was semi­final­ist of the Queen Elisa­beth Com­pet­i­tion 2017.
As solo cel­list of the En­semble Esperanza and the Cham­ber Or­ches­tra Eroica Berlin he com­bines know­ledge of his­tor­ic­ally in­formed per­form­ance prac­tice with mod­ern in­stru­ments.
Christoph Heesch is one of the most prom­ising artists of today’s mu­sic scene and im­presses with his so­loist­ic and cham­ber mu­sic skills — mean­while he is cel­eb­rat­ing great suc­cess both na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. The main fo­cus of his artist­ic work is the ex­am­in­a­tion of mu­sic from a styl­ist­ic­ally crit­ic­al per­spect­ive, tak­ing into ac­count the tech­nic­al skills of in­stru­ment­al play­ing com­bined with an ex­cit­ing in­ter­ac­tion with the audi­ence.
Born in Berlin in 1995, the artist began play­ing the cello at the age of six. In the fol­low­ing years he stud­ied at the Ju­li­us Stern In­sti­tute, worked for sev­er­al years with Jens Peter Maintz and at­ten­ded mas­ter classes with David Geringas, Wolfgang Boettcher and Lászlo Fenyö. Today Christoph Heesch stud­ies at the Uni­ver­sity of the Arts Berlin with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt.
As solo cel­list of the En­semble Esperanza and the Cham­ber Or­ches­tra Eroica Berlin he com­bines know­ledge of his­tor­ic­ally in­formed per­form­ance prac­tice with mod­ern in­stru­ments.
The artist pays par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to clas­sic­al con­certs, which he would like to open up to a broad audi­ence. The in­nov­at­ive con­certs and oth­er mu­sic me­di­ation formats of the TON­ALi pro­ject of­fer an ideal home for his mu­sic­al and con­cep­tu­al ideas.
Christoph Heesch is a laur­eate of na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al com­pet­i­tions: He was awar­ded at the “Antonio Janigro” com­pet­i­tion in Croa­tia and the in­ter­na­tion­al “Witold-Luto­sławski” com­pet­i­tion as well as at the XIIth Domen­ico Gabrielli Com­pet­i­tion. Christoph Heesch has also been awar­ded the “Mieczysław Weinberg” prize and a spe­cial prize for the best mu­sic me­di­ation at the TONALi15 mu­sic com­pet­i­tion. At the Ger­man Mu­sic Com­pet­i­tion 2016 in Bonn he re­ceived a schol­ar­ship after reach­ing the semi­final and he was semi­final­ist of the Queen Elisa­beth Com­pet­i­tion 2017.
He holds a schol­ar­ship at the Mu­sikakademie Liecht­en­stein and has been play­ing a cello by Domenicus Montagnana from the Ger­man Mu­sic­al In­stru­ment Fund „Deutsche Stif­tung Mu­sikleben“ since 2017.

THE NEW ALBUM

THE NEW ALBUM

Christoph Heesch The golden Age CD-Cover
with works by:
Paul Hindemith, Jacques Ibert, Ernst Toch & Bohuslav Martinu

Christoph Heesch, Vi­ol­on­cello
En­semble Eroica Berlin
Jakob Lehmann, Con­duct­or

The young cel­list Christoph Heesch is re­leas­ing a re­volu­tion­ary album on GENUIN. The prizewin­ner of the Fanny Mendelssohn Spon­sor­ship Award plays four cello con­cer­tos from 1924–25, each of which is a sen­sa­tion in it­self. The com­posers Paul Hindemith, Jacques Ibert, Bohuslav Martinu and Ernst Toch wrote ex­cit­ing mu­sic for an ex­cit­ing time: they broke all con­ven­tions and put the solo in­stru­ment and or­ches­tra in a new re­la­tion­ship to each oth­er. Christoph Heesch throws him­self into these vir­tu­oso, me­lodi­ous, cum­ber­some works with verve. In short: ab­so­lutely worth­while works that you do not want to listen to any­where else than from this re­lease. Christoph Heesch is one of the most ex­cit­ing artists of his gen­er­a­tion. Born in Berlin in 1995, he is cur­rently study­ing at the Berlin Uni­ver­sity of the Arts with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. He was pre­vi­ously a stu­dent of Jens Peter Maintz. A solo cel­list of the Esperanza En­semble and the Eroica Berlin en­semble, he com­bines in­sights of his­tor­ic­ally-in­formed per­form­ance prac­tice with mod­ern in­stru­ments.

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Christoph Heesch The golden Age CD-Cover
with works by:
Paul Hindemith, Jacques Ibert, Ernst Toch & Bohuslav Martinu

Christoph Heesch, Vi­ol­on­cello
En­semble Eroica Berlin
Jakob Lehmann, Con­duct­or

The young cel­list Christoph Heesch is re­leas­ing a re­volu­tion­ary album on GENUIN. The prizewin­ner of the Fanny Mendelssohn Spon­sor­ship Award plays four cello con­cer­tos from 1924–25, each of which is a sen­sa­tion in it­self. The com­posers Paul Hindemith, Jacques Ibert, Bohuslav Martinu and Ernst Toch wrote ex­cit­ing mu­sic for an ex­cit­ing time: they broke all con­ven­tions and put the solo in­stru­ment and or­ches­tra in a new re­la­tion­ship to each oth­er. Christoph Heesch throws him­self into these vir­tu­oso, me­lodi­ous, cum­ber­some works with verve. In short: ab­so­lutely worth­while works that you do not want to listen to any­where else than from this re­lease. Christoph Heesch is one of the most ex­cit­ing artists of his gen­er­a­tion. Born in Berlin in 1995, he is cur­rently study­ing at the Berlin Uni­ver­sity of the Arts with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. He was pre­vi­ously a stu­dent of Jens Peter Maintz. A solo cel­list of the Esperanza En­semble and the Eroica Berlin en­semble, he com­bines in­sights of his­tor­ic­ally-in­formed per­form­ance prac­tice with mod­ern in­stru­ments.

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