The Brahms album is nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2019!

The anniversary of the concert series at the NDR Kultur - the Foyerkonzerte were celebrated, because of the 100th anniversary on October 25. Claudio Bohórquez and Péter Nagy were also among the prestigious artists who performed, such as Nils Mönkemeyer, Sharon Kam, William Youn and Asya Fateyeva…

Claudio Bohorquez just has joined the prestigious Scharoun Ensemble as their new cellist during the Zermatt Festival beginning of September 2018. He succeeds Richard Duven, who was a member for many years.


Scharoun-Ensemble in Baden-Baden

with Rinnat Moriah, Soprano

Oliver Knussen - Ophelia Dances
Johannes Brahms - 5 Ophelia Lieder
Robert Schumann - Ophelia
Paul Hindemith - Der Dämon


Zermatt Festival

with the Scharoun-Ensemble




The German-born cellist of Peruvian-Uruguayan descent is one of the most sought-after musicians in his field. As a student of Boris Pergamenschikow, Claudio Bohórquez achieved success at an early age at international competitions such as the Tschaikowsky Youth Competition in Moscow and the Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris. This culminated in 2000 with three awards at the first International Pablo Casals Competition held under the auspices of the Kronberg Academy: Marta Casals Istomin presented Claudio Bohórquez with first prize, a special award for the best chamber music, and also the use of Casals’ Gofriller cello for a period of two years. He also won first prize at the International Music Competition in Geneva, an achievement that marked the start of his career as a soloist. Meanwhile he has become a teacher himself: from 2011 to 2016 he was professor at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart, in September 2016 he was appointed to the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, where he has been a guest professor since 2003. …

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