Ulrich Knörzer | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Mannheim, Germany
Member since 15.01.1990


Ulrich Knörzer first began playing the violin at the age of nine, but because his teacher was keen to introduce his pupils to chamber music and Ulrich was the biggest, he soon was obliged to play the viola. A three-time winner at the German national competition »Jugend musiziert«, he studied from 1980 to 1987 with Rainer Moog at the Cologne Hochschule and with Karen Tuttle at the Juilliard School in New York (1988/89), rounding off his training in masterclasses, including those of Max Rostal, Sándor Vegh and Yuri Bashmet. 

Along with his orchestral activities, Ulrich Knörzer appears regularly as a chamber musician. From 1992 to 2006 the violist, who is deeply interested in languages, was a member of the Scharoun Ensemble of Berlin.


First Prize: Mannheim String Quartet at the German Music Competition in Bonn (1985)
Second Prize: Tonger Competition in Cologne (1984)
First prize: »Jugend musiziert« (1974/76/78)

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