Stephan Koncz | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Vienna, Austria
Member since 01.09.2010


Stephan Koncz comes from an Austro-Hungarian family of musicians. When he was eight, he began his studies at the Musikhochschule of his native Vienna. In 2000 he became a pupil of Róbert Nagy at the Vienna Conservatory, and from 2002 he also studied composition and conducting at the University of Vienna. His training and development were significantly inspired by masterclasses with Daniel Barenboim, Steven Isserlis, Heinrich Schiff, Olaf Maninger and Tamás Varga, as well as by chamber music activities with Julian Rachlin, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and the »12 Cellists« of the Berlin Philharmonic.

In 2006, Koncz became a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy. The winner of several national and international competitions, he has also appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in venues that include the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus as well as Berlin’s Philharmonie. His position as principal cellist in the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra resulted in an intensive collaboration with violinist Maxim Vengerov. After being a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra for two years, Stephan Koncz joined the cello section of the Berliner Philharmoniker at the beginning of the 2010/2011 season.

Ensembles of the Berliner Philharmoniker

The 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Made in Berlin
Brahms Ensemble Berlin

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