Prof. Henrik Hochschild

Prof. Henrik Hochschild

In 2019, Prof. Henrik Hochschild was invited to Indonesia to teach and lead the Amadeus Symphony Orchestra. He saw a great potential in the orchestra and agreed to become its advisor.

Henrik Hochschild was born in Leipzig and has been the co-principal of the Gewandhaus Orchestra since 1990. 

He began to learn the violin at the age of 8 years at the Leipzig Music School with Gabriele Schwarz, and then at the “Hochschule für Musik Mendelssohn Bartholdy” with Professor Klaus Hertel. His studies also included chamber music (Prof. Gerhard Bosse), composition (Günter Neubert) and conducting (Prof. Volker Rohde).

In 1993 Henrik Hochschild co-founded the Gewandhaus octet with whom he performed regularly throughout Germany as well as abroad until 2003.

Since 2000 Henrik Hochschild has been the violin and orchestral coach at the International Youth Academy in Pleystein, Oberfalz, working with the young people in all areas of orchestral playing. His main area of teaching since 2002 is at the “Hochschule für Musik” in Leipzig where in 2010 he was appointed Professor for Violin.

He also works on a regular basis with other youth orchestras, such as Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra, “Junge Deutsche Philharmonie”, Leipzig Hochschule Orchestra, “Landesjugendorchester” Saxony and the Leipzig University Orchestra with whom he shares his knowledge and experience of performance and sound traditional to Saxony.

Henrik Hochschild has been a regular guest for many years at the “Affinis Music Festival” in Japan, where he presents workshops and offers masterclasses in all areas of violin playing, chamber music and orchestral playing.

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