Sebastian Mueller

Originally from Germany, violinist Sebastian Müeller came to the UK in 2006 to take up his postgraduate studies. He joined the Birmingham Conservatoire in 2014, alongside his other roles as professor of violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London (Junior department), and senior lecturer at the Leeds College of Music as well as at the Universities of Sheffield and Chichester, maintaining successful violin and viola classes in all institutions.

Sebastian trained with Irina Goldstein in Hannover, Germany, before studying at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, Germany, with Stephan Picard. Under the tuition of Ina Kertscher he graduated with first class honours at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, Germany, in 2006.

As a winner of a scholarship Sebastian then continued his studies with Detlef Hahn at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he graduated with distinction on the Master's programme in 2008. At the same time, he studied the viola with Nobuko Imai at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Netherlands, and received further education from Pinchas Zukerman in the US, Renaud Capuçon (France), Antje Weithaas, Régis Pasquier, Roman Nodel, Ferenc Rados in Vienna, the Beaux Arts trio and the Belcea quartet. Following his studies Sebastian was awarded a junior fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Sebastian's extensive performance career has seen him feature as soloist with the major violin concertos in and outside Europe, most recently playing the Mozart violin concerto no. 3 with the Togliatti Festival Orchestra in Samara Opera House, Russia.

He has acted as principal leader and soloist of the German String Orchestra and is prize winner on both the violin and piano of the 'Bundeswettbewerb Jugend Musiziert', the 'Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Competition' and the 'Südwestdeutscher Kammermusikwettbewerb'. For the 2013/14 season Sebastian has been appointed to work with the Portuguese Youth Orchestra in Lisbon.

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