Werner von Schnitzler

Werner von Schnitzler (1978) is both a violinist and violist and was born in Cologne. He studied with teachers such as Igor Ozim, Victor Tretjakov, Antoine Tamestit (viola) and Harald Schoneweg (chamber music) in Cologne and with Pinchas Zukerman in New York.As a soloist he performed in Israel and in numerous european halls, including Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Zurich (Tonhalle and Opera House), Munich (Philharmonie am Gasteig), Vienna (Konzerthaus and Musikvereinssaal), Cologne (Philharmonie), Stockholm (Konzerthaus), Hamburg (Musikhalle), Birmingham (Symphony Hall), Frankfurt (Alte Oper) and Berlin (Konzerthaus) with renowned orchestras, such as Camerata Academica Salzburg, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Sinfonia Varsovia, Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the dutch and danish Radio-Symphonie-Orchestras, Gürzenichorchester Köln, Münchner Kammerorchester and Hamburger Philharmoniker and collaborated with conductors, such as Sandor Vegh, Heinrich Schiff, Pinchas Zukerman, Gerd Albrecht, HansVonk, Edmond de Stoutz, Marcus Creed and Emmanuel Krivine.

He won numerous first prizes in national and international competitions and made a range of TV and radio recordings.In 2010 he released a CD with violin sonatas and the piano trio by Johann Wilhelm Wilms,published by th label ARS Produktion.