Friedemann Wezel has acquired a notable reputation as a violinist, baroque violinist and musical director of the ensemble il capriccio as a soloist and chamber musician.
His musical versatility is evident not only in the flexible use of baroque and modern violin, but also in his special stylistic and linguistic diversity and his own sense of sound, in which his special love of music of the 17th / 18th century - do not limit to those epochs.
He completed his studies with honors including Erich Höbarth, Roland Baldini, Max Speermann and Sandor Vegh. In 1998 he founded the ensemble Il capriccio, which he directs from the concertmaster's desk. His recordings have received several awards. During his busy concert career he works with artist personalities such as Cecilia Bartoli, Wolgang Bauer and Frieder Bernius.
Friedemann Wezel regularly gives courses of violin, chamber music and historically informed performance practice in Germany and abroad (including Australia, South Africa / Namibia, Italy, Spain). In 2006 he accepted a professorship for violin at the University of Music "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig. At the same time, in addition to his own violin class, he was also given the task of directing the young talents of the university. His deputy at the HMT also includes the specialist methodology of the high strings.
Students of his class often won competitions and positions in professional orchestras (including DSO Berlin, MDR Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Orquesta Nacional de España Madrid, Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Concertmaster EUJO Orchestra, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires).
Friedemann Wezel plays a violin by Carlo Guiseppe Testore from 1703.