Leonard Elschenbroich

Birth date

March 21, 1985




Studied at the Cologne University of Music and Dance under Prof. Frans Helmerson. In 2009 he won the Leonard Bernstein Prize at the open festival in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) where he played the Brahms Double Concerto with Anne Sophie Mutter under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach. In 2012 he received the prestigious BBC New Generation Artist award which meant that he would perform and make recordings with the BBC orchestras and appear at the BBC Proms festival. That year he also was appointed Artistic Mentor the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bolivia. He is a regular soloist with the Bremen Philharmonic (2013-2016) where each season he gives the world premiere of compositions commissioned for him. He appears with many famous orchestras in the foremost of the world’s concert venues, and he is a participant in the festivals in Lucerne, Ravinia, Gstaad, and Istanbul. His solo and orchestral albums are published by Onyx Classics. He often plays chamber music and is a member of the Sitkovetsky Trio. His instrument is the “Leonard Rose” cello made by Matteo Goffriller in 1693.