Alexander Edelmann
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The American double bassist Alexander Edelmann, born in 1990, began his musical studies at the age of 13. His Bachelors degree was completed under Todd Seeber at Boston University. A move to Berlin, Germany in 2013 brought him to the Hochschule für Musik, “Hanns Eisler”, where he completed his Masters with Matthew McDonald (1. Solo-Double Bass player of the Berliner Philharmoniker). In 2021 he finished his studies under Prof. Rick Stotijn at the "Robert Schumann Hochschule für Musik" in Düsseldorf, where he was the first double bassist to be accepted to the elite soloist degree program, „Konzertexamen.“ He received additional instruction from Edwin Barker, Janne Saksala, Esko Laine, Hermann Stützer and David Allen Moore.
Alexander Edelmann plays regularly as 1. Principal Bass of ensembles like the Bamberger Symphoniker, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie-Bremen, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Royal Danish Orchestra as well as a guest of the bass groups of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Additionally, he has participated in Music Festivals like Krzyzowa, Tanglewood, Kronberg, Pacific, Moritzburg, Zermatt, Bebersee, and Domaine Forget. As a soloist, he has performed the Nino Rota Divertimento Concertante with the Baden-Baden Philharmoniker, the Vanhal Double Bass Concerto in the Konzerthaus Dortmund as recipient of a prize from the Mozart Society Dortmund, and Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Leopold Mozart Chamber Orchestra.
His chamber music partners include Antje Weithaas, Tabea Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit, Augustin Dumay, Jan Vogler, Louis Lortie, Marie-Luise Neunecker, the Notos Piano Quartet, as well as members of the Armida, Kuss, and Artemis Quartets. He was a participant in the Kronberg Academy’s Chamber Music Connects the World 2018, where he was able to play chamber music with Christian Tetzlaff and Gidon Kremer. Since 2015 he has been a scholarship-recipient of the chamber music foundation „Villa Musica-Rheinland-Pfalz" and since 2016 supported by the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund.
The young musician plays on a modern double bass from the award-winning American maker Christopher Savino (2017), purchased with the financial support of the "Friends of Villa Musica.”
 
 
Den amerikanske kontrabassist Alexander Edelmann begyndte sine kontrabas-studier i en alder af
13 år. Derefter gennemførte han sin bachelorgrad ved Boston University med Todd Seeber, og
flyttede til Berlin i 2013 til ​Matthew McDonalds kontrabas klasse (1. solo kontrabassist i Berliner
Philharmoniker) ved Hanns Eisler University of Music i Berlin, hvor han modtog sin kandidatgrad
med bedømmelsen meget god. Han er i øjeblikket studerende ved professor Rick Stotijn ved Robert
Schumann University of Applied Sciences i Düsseldorf, hvor han var den første kontrabasspiller,
der blev optaget på kurset "Concert Exam". Han samlede yderligere kunstneriske impulser fra
Edwin Barker, Janne Saksala, Esko Laine, Hermann Stützer og David Allen Moore.

Han spiller regelmæssigt som første solo kontrabas med orkestre som Frankfurt Opera og Museum
Orchestra, Det Kongelige Kapel, Royal Royal Opera Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
Bremen, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica og som
Gæst i basgruppen til Berliner Philharmoniker.
Han fik yderligere musikalsk erfaring som deltager ved musikfestivaler som Tanglewood, Pacific,
Moritzburg, Zermatt, Bebersee og Domaine Forget. Som solist optrådte han med Baden-Baden
Philharmonic Orchestra med kontrabaskoncert af Nino Rota, i Dortmund Konzerthaus med Vanhal
kontrabas-koncert og med Leopold Mozart Chamber Orchestra spillede han Sinfonia Concertante af
Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf.

Som efterspurgt kammermusiker inkluderer hans kammermusikpartnere Antje Weithaas, Tabea
Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit, Augustin Dumay, Jan Vogler, Marie-Luise Neunecker, Louis
Lortie, Notos Quartet samt medlemmer af Armida og Artemis Quartet. . Han deltog i Chamber
Music Connects the World 2018 og fik lov til at lave musik med musikere som Christian Tetzlaff og
Gidon Kremer. Siden 2015 har han også været stipendiat af Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz
Foundation og siden 2016 stipendiat af Mozart Society Dortmund.

Den unge musiker spiller på en moderne kontrabas lavet af den prisbelønnede amerikanske
violinproducent Christopher Savino (2017), som blev stillet til rådighed for ham med økonomisk
støtte fra Villa Musicas venner.
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