Bio (English version)

Tassilo Probst was born in Munich in July 2002 into a music-loving family. He received his first violin lesson at the age of four through the Suzuki Method. Since 2015 he is a private student of David Frühwirth. In the summer term of 2015 Tassilo was accepted at the „Hochschule für Musik und Theater München“ and began his studies as a junior student first with Prof. Sonja Korkeala, and afterwards from 2017 with Prof. Ingolf Turban. In the winter term of 2019-20 he will begin his bachelor’s studies with Prof. Ingolf Turban. Tassilo was awarded „Gerd Bucerius scholarship“ of the „Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben“ for attending masterclasses with Prof. Zakhar Bron in Interlaken/Switzerland. He is also a scholarship recipient of the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein. He attended further masterclasses with Prof. Linus Roth, Prof. Pierre Amoyal, Prof. Boris Kuschnir, and Prof. Christoph Poppen. He also plays saxophone and the piano.

As his debut at the age of 14 Tassilo performed A. Glasunov’s Violin Concerto with the “Philharmonie Bad Reichenhall” and thereupon got invited as a soloist for next projects. Aged just 16 he played Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with a great success in the „Herkulessaal der Residenz“ Munich with the „Neue Philharmonie München“ orchestra under the baton of Fuad Ibrahimov. He has also performed as a soloist with the Bayerische Philharmonie under the baton of Mark Mast, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie under the baton of Eckart Manke and with various other conductors at home and abroad. Only recently he was selected at the Weimar Master Classes for the final concert „The Best at the End“ and played the H. Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor with the Jena Philharmonic under the baton of Markus L. Frank. Tassilo was an invited guest at the radio station „BR Klassik“ and at various festivals such as „Stars & Rising Stars“, the „MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG-FESTIVAL“ Munich and the Residenzfestspiele Darmstadt. He is also an enthusiastic chamber musician and co-founder of the international clarinet trio „Trio Somni“, founded in 2018.

Tassilo has won numerous prizes at the renowned national and international competitions, including four first prizes in the German National Competition „Jugend musiziert“, is a recepient of special prizes of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and various scholarships. In 2015 he received the second prize at the „Carl Bechstein Competition“ in Berlin. In 2017 he won the first prize at the International Anton Rubinstein Competition in Düsseldorf and in 2018 second prize at the 14th International Competition of Young Violinists in Honour of Karol Lipinski and Henryk Wieniawski in Lublin/Poland.

Tassilo plays a violin by Giovanni Grancino (Milan 1690), a loan of the „Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben”,  which he won in February 2017 at the „25th competition of german music-instrument-foundation“.

In addition to „Giovanni Grancino“ Tassilo owns a violin made by Ruben Defendi in 2018 after Guarneri model. Tassilo was immediately fascinated by this violin, which was first given to him as a loan at the violin maker’s workshop Erben in Munich.