Stefan Tarara

Birth date

May 2, 1986




Trained at the Zurich University of Music under Prof. Zakhar Bron. He has won prizes at international competitions 27 times, including the Rudolf Lipizer Violin Competition in Gorizia (Italy, 2011), the George Enescu Competition in Bucharest (2014), and the Boris Goldstein Competition in Bern (Switzerland, 2015). In 2010 he came in third at the Niccolò Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa; in 2011 he took the bronze medal in the 14th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznan. As a soloist he has performed with many renowned orchestras in the foremost concert halls of Europe. His debut in China (2007) was very well-received, and he has been in the festivals in Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, in the European Youth Festival of Art in Paris and many others. Since 2010 he has been concertmaster of the Mannheim Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 2011 concertmaster and soloist with the Hulencourt Soloist Chamber Orchestra. He plays a violin made by Nicolò Gagliano provided by the German Musical Life Foundation.

Stefan in pictures