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Florian Schötz (Violin)

Florian Schötz was born in 1991 in Munich and started taking violin lessons at the age of five. At the age of 14 he was accepted as a pre-college student in the class of Prof. Rudolf-Joachim Koeckert at the Musikhochschule in Munich. After his school graduation in 2010 he studied with Prof. Daniel Gaede at the Musikhochschule in Nuremberg.

He took part in various masterclasses e.g. with Ulf Hoelscher, Heime MĂĽller, Roman Nodel, Gerhard Schulz and Ingolf Turban.

Since the season 2011/12 Florian often performs for productions of the state opera Nürnberg and the ensembleKONTRASTE Nürnberg. He was a prize winner of the national competitions „Jugend musiziert“ in Germany, where he also won a special award from the Stadtsparkasse. He won additional prizes at the String Competition from the LIONS Club Nürnberg 2012 and at the „Kammermusik-Wettbewerb des Mozartverein 1829 e.V. Nürnberg 2014“.

Since 2010 he has been a scholarship recipient of the Yehudi Menuhin „Live Music Now“ society. 2012 he received scholarships by the Köhler-Kast-Foundation and the Richard-Wagner-Stipendienstiftung. In 2013 he was also supported by the „Sparda-Bank Nürnberg“ and the „Theodor-Rogler Foundation“.

As the Primarius of the Goldmund Quartet, Florian regularly gives concerts and has performed through Europe, USA, Canada and China. Concerts have also brought him together with international artists such as Arabella Steinbacher, Franz Halasz, Peter Buck and Christoph Poppen. Various concerts and radio shows have been broadcasted by the bavarian radio.

Florian plays a violin of Hippolyte Silvestre, Lyon 1864, a loan from a private ownership.

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