The violist receives the accolade in honour of her musical contributions within Germany and internationally


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The German Music Council (DMR) has recently announced violist Tabea Zimmermann as an honorary member. The council’s highest award honours Zimmermann’s ’passionate and tireless commitment to musical life.’

’The German Music Council warmly congratulates professor Tabea Zimmermann on her appointment as an honorary member,’ said professor Martin Maria Krüger, president of the German Music Council.

’The violist is not only closely connected to many Music Council projects as a former participant, but has later significantly supported and supported their development. For Tabea Zimmermann –as for the German Music Council – making music always means living in community, pursuing social goals and sending out impulses for better co-existence. We are very happy and honoured to have her at our side as an honorary member.’

Zimmermann currently teaches at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts and previously taught at the University for Music ’Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin. In 2023, Zimmermann was appointed chair of the Ernst von Siemens Foundation Board, having won the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 2020, worth €250,000.

With Zimmermann’s appointment, there are 49 honorary members of the German Music Council, eight of whom are women.

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