top of page

Having made successful solo debuts with orchestras including the HR Symphony Orchestra, the Philharm

Having made successful solo debuts with orchestras including the HR Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra and the Harbin Symphony Orchestra in China in recent years, Felicitas Schiffner has already shown herself to be an outstanding virtuoso. Schiffner has participated in prestigious festivals including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Kronberg Academy Festival, the International Festival of the Academy "Classical Music" Chelyabinsk in Russia and the Matsumoto Festival in Japan and has performed in renowned concert halls like New York City’s Carnegie Weill Recital Hall and the Jordan Hall in Boston. Internationally, she has performed in countries such as Japan, China, the USA, Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, Russia, Finland and Romania.  

 

   A passionate chamber musician, Schiffner regularly performs in chamber music concert series and is a member of several prestigious academies including the Seiji Ozawa Academy in Geneva and the Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz. Her chamber music partners have included artists such as Nils Mönkemeyer, Hartmut Rohde, Thomas Hoppe, Suyoen Kim, Karl-Heiz Steffens and Alexander Hülshoff. She also frequently performs in a chamber music duo with her brother, Constantin Schiffner, who is an active pianist and conductor.  

 

   Born in 1997 in Lübeck, Germany, Schiffner grew up in a music-loving environment and received her first violin lessons at the age of 4 from her mother. After further studies with Vladislav and Denis Goldfeld, she studied with Erik Schumann in Frankfurt am Main before beginning her current studies with Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. She also received valuable musical instruction and ideas in masterclasses with Vadim Gluzman, Zhakar Bron, Saschko Gawriloff, Kolja Blacher, Christoph Poppen and Krzysztof Węgrzyn.  

 

   Schiffner won several top prizes in international competitions, including the Washington International Competition for Strings, the Schoenfeld International String Competition in Harbin (China), the International Rubinstein Competition for Strings and most recently, in 2022, the Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Competition. She also received the EMF Junior Career Prize and has been sponsored by Thomastik Infeld Vienna as a "Young Artist" since then. As an award winner of the 23rd Competition of the German Musical Instrument Foundation‚ “Musikleben”, in February 2015, Felicitas Schiffner was granted a violin built by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume in Paris 1863, which is overseen by the Funds of the Hamburg Family property. She plays with F.X. Tourte bow as well as a J.M. Persoit copy made by Christophe Collinet through the support of the Echo Arts in Munich, Germany. 

 

DAAD042122SoundUnderstanding106.jpg
Schiffner.Felicitas.03.c.Jann.Wilken.DSM.jpg
bottom of page