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 Daniel Hope, 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 2019 with the Bayerische Philharmonie under the baton of Mark Mast, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie under the baton of Eckart Manke. 7/2019 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. He received standing ovation 8/2019 at the final concert „Alpen Klassik International Summerschool 2019“ for his interpretation of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Prof. Marcus Bosch. 9/2019 Daniel Hope spontaneously invited him to the Konzerthaus Berlin for the Berlin Salon „Hope@9pm Musik and Talk“ as a young artist. 10/2019 he played the world premiere of Sebastian Schwab’s Violin Concerto as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Trier under the baton of General Music Director Jochen Hochstenbach. 11/2019 he played the Mozart Concerto No. 4 KV 218 with the Bach Collegium München conducted by Felix Krieger in the Allerheiligen-Hof Church of the Residenz in Munich. 12/2019 he was invited by the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra to play the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 under the baton of Dr. Nicholas Milton as soloist at the UNICEF Benefit Concert of the Göttingen Group in the Aula at Wilhelmsplatz Göttingen.

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.

AWARDS:

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. In October 2019 he was presented with the „Douja dÓr“ of the Rotary Club Interlaken at an international meeting of the Rotary Clubs in Interlaken (Switzerland). At the International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists in Weimar, in November 2019 he won a 2nd prize as the youngest finalist of his age group. Also in November 2019, he was awarded the Audience Prize in Munich at the August Everding Music Competition of the Munich Konzertverein e.V., which is widely advertised in Europe, and was the youngest participant to win 2nd prize. In December 2019 he was selected by the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board of the Bruno Frey Foundation as the laureate of the Bruno Frey Music Prize 2019.

VIOLINS:

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.