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Rüdiger Liebermann

»The most important and interesting aspect of our profession for me is the multi-faceted orchestral literature from Baroque to modern and the widely varying interpretations of the conductors we work with. But the musical high-points that I experience are found in the Philharmoniker’s specific orchestral sound when performing works by the great Romantics such as Brahms, Bruckner and Mahler.«

Rüdiger Liebermann, scion of a musical family, began playing the piano at the age of five and was eight when he started violin lessons with Jacob Weinsheimer. His later teachers included Adolphe Mandeau, Saschko Gawriloff, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz. He took his final examination at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen before going to the USA, where he received his Artist Diploma at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington.

Before joining the Berliner Philharmoniker he was Saschko Gawriloff’s assistant at Berlin’s Hochschule der Künste (now Universität der Künste). At the beginning of his tenure in the orchestra he gave numerous solo appearances in Germany and abroad. Currently he is a member of the Berlin Philharmonic String Sextet, Berlin Baroque Soloists and Philharmonic Piano Trio. His extra-musical interests primarily include such sports as inline skating, (recumbent) cycling and jogging.

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