Sebastian Klinger

Sebastian Klinger

Cello Professor

8 - 11 of July


The cellist Sebastian Klinger, born in Munich and raised in Spain, is one of the most outstanding young soloists and chamber musicians of his generation. He is praised by the international press for his warm quality of sound and the intensity of his expression, as well as his flawless technique and superb musicality.

As prize winner of numerous competitions at an early age, today Sebastian Klinger plays internationally as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbruecken, and has worked with conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Christoph Poppen, Michael Sanderling and Heinrich Schiff.

With his solo programmes and in top-class chamber music line-ups together with, among others, Lisa Batiashvili, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, Jörg Widmann and Christian Gerhaher he has played at the most important festivals in Germany as well as in major music centres in Europe and the US. His discography, for which he already received a “Diapason d’Or” (Bach cello suites), includes solo works, chamber music and orchestra repertoire with the labels OehmsClassics, Sony BMG and Deutsche Grammophon. Since 2015 Sebastian Klinger is also teaching as a violoncello professor at the Musikhochschule Hamburg.