Prof. Nicolas Koeckert • Violin

Course Details

Course Dates
December 15th, 2019 – December 19th, 2019

Course Fee
599 EUR

BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer

BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer
Warmbrunner Str. 52
Berlin, 14193 |  Germany

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“Absolutely artist one might imagine of Paganini-like virtuosity...“ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Nicolas Koeckert was born in Munich into a well known musical family. The young violinist has played on important international stages for many years, performing a large share of the repertoire of violin concerti and important chamber works, from Baroque to contemporary, in partnership with great musical figures. Already winner of the first Prize at the Novosibirsk International Competition for Young Violinists, and recipient of the Culture Prize of Novosibirsk, Nicolas Koeckert became the first German prizewinner at the famous International Tschaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2002. In the same year he was recognised for his outstanding achievements as a violinist by the State of Bavaria, from whom he was awarded an artistic sponsorship. In 2003, he was a Prizewinner at the Montreal International Musical Competition. Nicolas Koeckert has performed, amongst others, with famous conductors including Lawrence Foster, Sir Colin Davis, Michail Jurowski, Jonathan Nott, Andris Nelsons, Christoph Poppen and Saulius Sondeckis. He has played with leading orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony , the Royal Philharmonic London, the Bamberger Symphony, Montréal Symphony, the Russian National, the KBS Symphony and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. He began his violin studies, age 16, at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg with Prof. Grigori Zhislin. He then continued at the Musikhochschule Köln with Prof. Zakhar Bron, completing his studies with Distinction in 2007. On the Naxos label, he has meanwhile an award winning discography, including his recording of Russian and Slavic arrangements by Fritz Kreisler, chosen as CD of the month by "The Strad" magazine. Other CD releases include works by Igor Frolov, the Khatchaturian Violinconcerto and the Concert Rhapsody with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London under José Serebrier, and Pierre Rode Studies for Solo Violin and Violin Duo, performed with his father Rudolf Koeckert. In December 2017 he played the previously lost and presumed unplayable violin concerto by Henri Marteau, exclusively for CD with the German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern. This recording appeared in december 2018 on the Solo Musica label. After a number of years teaching privately and giving international masterclasses, he was for 7 years university professor in Vienna at the Vienna Private University for Music and Art. His students were awarded prizes on several occasions including at the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians and the Postacchini, Osaka, Yampolsky, Jugend and prima la musica competitions. They have also gained orchestral positions, sometimes after successful orchestra academy positions, among others with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. Nicolas Koeckert plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin made in Milan.


Course services

– An accompanist 
– Public performances 
– Closing concert 
– Career counseling 
– Concert engagements in Berlin


BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer 
Warmbrunner Str. 52 
14193 Berlin | Germany


Please include with your application:
– a completed application form
– a copy of your passport or ID
– a C.V. with a photo
– a list of desired pieces

Application deadline: November 25, 2019

Course fees

Masterclass Prof. Nicolas Koeckert:
4 lessons - 599 €
5 lessons - 749 €
6 lessons - 899 €

Passive listener (entire course): 200 €
Day pass: 50 €

With the binding registration, the entire course fee will be charged.


The closest hotels for the affordable price are:

Amadeus Hotel Central
Sens City Hotel Albergo
Hotel Villa Konstanz
Hotel St.-Michaels-Heim

Performance with an orchestra

All participants in Berlin now have the option to perform with a chamber orchestra for the additional price of 490 € - 20 min., 700 € - 30 min. (this price includes professional multi-angle video recording of your performance with 3 cameras).

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or to the following address:
Blackmore International Music Academy
Warmbrunner Str. 52
14193 Berlin | Germany
Tel. +49 30 89 73 48 65 (Voicemail)

599 EUR