Swiss violinist David Nebel begins his new post in 2023

David Nebel cr Uwe Arens Photography

David Nebel © Uwe Arens Photography

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Violinist David Nebel has announced his appointment as concertmaster of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.

In a social media post, Nebel said, ’I’m very excited for this new musical chapter of my life and would like to thank family, friends and my teacher Alexander Gilman for all the incredible support during the last years!’

Born in Zurich in 1996, Nebel began playing the violin at the age of five. He first attended the conservatory in Zurich and later studied with Boris Kuschnir in Vienna and Yair Kless in Graz. Nebel then continued his studies with professor Alexander Gilman at the Royal College of Music in London as a Leverhulme Arts Scholar. In 2014 he was the youngest prize winner of the Valsesia Musica violin competition in Italy. He was also a member of the LGT Young Soloists, a string ensemble consisting of talented young musicians, led by Alexander Gilman. 

Highlights of past seasons include performances and recordings with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Royal Philharmonique de Liège and the Lithuanian National Philharmonic. Nebel performed as soloist with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic under Kristjan Järvi at the Finlandia Concert Hall (Helsinki), the Mariinsky Theatre 2 (St. Petersburg) and Estonia Concert Hall (Tallinn). 

Nebel recorded his debut album of concertos by Phillip Glass and Stravinsky with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic under the baton of Kristjan Järvi, on Sony Classical. He was nominated as an upcoming artist in the 2021 Opus Klassik awards.

He plays on a 1707 Antonio Stradivari violin, loaned by a private foundation.

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