Lia Vielhaber

Date of birth: 18.05.1999
Instrument: cello
Nationality: German
Competition: International Competition of Young Musicians ‘Petar Konjovic’ (Belgrade), 2013
Prize: 1st Prize, EMCY Prize
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Lia Vielhaber was born in Stuttgart (Germany) and received her first cello lessons with Urs Läpple in 2003. Since 2008 she also studies with Prof. Rudolf Gleissner. At the age of four she appeared for the first time in a public concert in the New Castle in Stuttgart.

Several first prizes at regional solo and chamber music competitions were followed by successes at international competitions like the Hopes Talents Masters competition in Bulgaria (2007, 1st Prize), the Adriatic Music Competition in Italy (2007, 1st Prize), the International Competition for Young Cellists 'Antonio Janigro'  in Croatia (2008, pre-category) and the International Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer Competition for Young Cellists in Germany (2009, 2nd Prize). In May 2013 she won 1st Prize and the EMCY Prize at the International Competition of Young Musicians 'Petar Konjovic' in Belgrade (Serbia) and 1st Prize at the German national competition Jugend musiziert in Erlangen (Germany).

Lia Vielhaber has attended master classes with Prof. Rudolf Gleissner, Prof. Conradin Brotbek and László Fenyő.

She frequently participates in international music festivals like 'Constellation of Masters' in Moscow (Russia), 'Assisi nel mondo' in Italy, 'Open Europe' in Vienna (Austria), 'musicAmuseo' in Ancona (Italy), and 'Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern' in Germany.

In 2011 she played Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto in A minor with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Wojciech Rajski and one year later Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with the Sinfonietta Tübingen and its conductor Radoslav Szulc.

Lia Vielhaber plays on a copy of a cello by Ferdinando Gagliano from 1711, manufactured by Rafaelle and Giuseppe Calace around 1920.



J.S. Bach, Suite No. 1 in G Major (BWV 1007)
J.S. Bach, Suite No. 2 in D minor (BWV 1008)

With piano

L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 2 in G minor (Op. 5, No. 2)
L. van Beethoven, Sonata No. 3 in A Major (Op. 69)
L. Boccherini, Sonata in A Major
J. Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in E minor (Op. 38)
C. Davidoff, Trois pièces charactéristiques (Solitude – Humoresque – Tarantelle) (Op. 9)
C. Davidoff, Adieu (Op. 17, No. 1)
C. Davidoff, At the Fountain (Op. 20, No. 2)
C. Davidoff, Song without words (Op. 23)
C. Davidoff, Waltz (Op. 41, No. 2)
A. Dvořák, Rondo in G minor (Op. 94)
M. de Falla / G. Piatigorsky, Ritual Fire Dance
W. Fitzenhagen, Gavotte No. 2 (Op. 42)
G. B. Pergolesi, Sinfonia in F Major
D. Popper, Dance of the Elves (Op. 39)
F. Poulenc, Sonata
C. Saint-Saëns, Allegro appassionato (Op. 43)
C. Saint-Saëns, The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals)
R. Schumann, Five Pieces in Folk Style (Op. 102)

Chamber music

J. Halvorsen, Passacaglia for violin and cello after G.F. Handel
A.-F. Servais, Variations brillantes on 'God save the King' for violin and cello after J. Ghys (Op. 38)

With orchestra

C.P.E. Bach, Concerto in A Major (Wq. 172)
L. van Beethoven, Triple Concerto in C Major (Op. 56)
J. Brahms, Double Concerto in A minor (Op. 102)
A. Dvořák, Concerto in B minor (Op. 104)
J. Haydn, Concerto in C Major (Hob. VIIb:1)
C. Saint-Saëns, Concerto No. 1 in A minor (Op. 33)
A. Sallinen, Chamber Music III (The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juanquixote) (Op. 58)
C. Stamitz, Concerto in A Major
P. Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme (Op. 33)
A. Vivaldi, Concerto in G Major (RV 414)

If you are interested in working with Lia, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.
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