Walter Schreiber, Concertmaster

Walter Schreiber, Concertmaster

Walter Schreiber became student of Prof. Tibor Varga at the age of 18. Besides the German Conservatory Award he was sent to study with Semion Snitkowski and David Oistrach at the famous Moscow Conservatory as a servitor of the German Academic Exchange Service. Walter Schreiber was concertmaster of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and, after two years, concertmaster of the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn. After his employment in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, he was appointed first violinist within the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne.

1983 till 2001 he regularly played in the orchestra of the “Bayreuther Festspiele”. His close collaboration with Daniel Barenboim, Sir Georg Solti and James Levine influenced his musical understanding. From the beginning of his musical way he dedicated himself to his passion – chamber music. In 1983, he founded the Cologne Piano Trio and, in 2003, he took over the direction of the German Radio Orchestra. Since 2003 he is Artistic Director of the Zeilitzheim Summer Festival, a chamber music festival. As a sought guest he plays in different ensembles in Europe, America and East Asia.

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