Angelo de Leo | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Böblingen, Germany
Member since 01.02.2018


Angelo de Leo was already fascinated by the violin as a young boy. His big role model was his older brother, who is also a violinist today and whom he wanted to emulate back then. When he practised, Angelo de Leo would stand next to him and imitate his playing with wooden spoons. Born in Böblingen, he received his first violin lessons at the age of six. Five years later, he was already a junior student at the Stuttgart University of Music, where he was taught by Christian Sikorski. From 2011, he studied in Lübeck with Thomas Brandis; in 2015, he continued his training in Berlin with Antje Weithaas and at the Berliner Philharmoniker's Karajan Academy. He received important artistic inspiration from Donald Weilerstein, Igor Ozim, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Wolfgang Marschner and the Artemis, Vogler and Melos Quartets.

The multiple prizewinner of international competitions began a busy concert career as a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed with the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and the philharmonic orchestras in Freiburg and Lübeck, among others. He has also made recordings for Bayerischer Rundfunk, NDR and Deutschlandradio. From 2004 to 2008, he played in the Bregaglia Quartet; from 2008 to 2011, he was the leader of the DeLeo Quartet.

He has received invitations to renowned festivals, including the Heidelberger Frühling, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

Angelo de Leo, violinist with the Berliner Philharmoniker since February 2018, is a scholarship holder of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, the LiveMusicNow association and the German Foundation for Musical Life, which provided him with a violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin 1829, as the winner of the German Musical Instrument Fund competition. He finds a balance to music in sport, is also interested in painting and plant breeding and loves to go on hut tours in the Alps in summer.


Finalist, special prize winner and scholarship holder: German Music Competition (2015)
Prizewinner: International Violin Competition Freiburg (2014) 
Prizewinner: Possehl Competition Lübeck (2013)
Winner: WDR Classical Music Prize (2011) 
Winner: Violin Competition of the Stuttgart University of Music (2010)
Six first Prizes: Bundeswettbewerb Jugend musiziert

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