Martin von der Nahmer | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Wuppertal, Germany
Member since 01.09.2004


Martin von der Nahmer began playing the violin at the age of five, and switched to the viola when he was eleven because there was already a gifted violinist in the family - his brother Christoph. He took his first lessons with Konrad Grahe at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. While still a student, he appeared as a soloist with the Philharmonia Hungarica and the North-Rhine Westphalian Youth Orchestra.

In 1999, he began to study with Hartmut Rohde at Berlin’s Universität der Künste. It was with passionate enthusiasm that Martin von der Nahmer attended concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker, which his brother Christoph joined in 1997. While he was still a student, he auditioned for the orchestra himself, becoming a member of the viola section in May 2004. Martin von der Nahmer is also a keen chamber musician, playing the Violentango ensemble and others. Together with Philharmoniker colleagues, he founded the Varian Fry Quartet in the 2012/13 season. In his free time, he enjoys going to the cinema.


First Prize, Bundeswettbewerb Jugend musiziert

Ensembles of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Varian Fry Quartett
Berlin Philharmonic String Sextet
Berlin Philharmonic Virtuosi

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