Matthias Buchholz, Viola
Matthias Buchholz, Viola
Hamburg born Violist Matthias Buchholz studied in Detmold, Hamburg, Cincinnati and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Hirofumi Fukai, Bruno Giuranna, Michael Tree and Karen Tuttle. Collaboration with Felix Galimir, Alexander Schneider and the LaSalle-Quartet refined his musical experience.
Laureate of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb Bonn in 1978, the Coleman Competition in Los Angeles 1981 as well as the International Music Competition Budapest in 1984, Matthias Buchholz performed with the Brahms-Quartet Hamburg and the Ridge-Quartet New York and became Solo Violist of the Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Stuttgart. Since 1990 he has been appointed Professor for Viola at the Musikhochschule Cologne and gives master courses in Taiwan, Japan and Korea, the USA and many European countries. He accepts regular invitations to renowned Music Festivals in Avignon, Berlin, Marlboro, Hitzacker, Lyon, and Schleswig–Holstein. Salvatore Accardo, Norbert Brainin, Rainer Kussmaul, Joseph Silverstein, Benny Goodman, Anner Bylsma, Frans Helmerson and members of the Guarneri-Quartet are or have been regular chamber music partners of his. Matthias performs as guest artist with the Auryn-, the Fine Arts-, the Petersen- and Vermeer-Quartets as well as Trio Fontenay.
World premieres as well as European premiers with works by Hans Zender, Heinz Holliger, Per Nörgard, Peteris Vasks and Detlev Müller-Siemens reflect his relentless dedication to contempory Viola music.
Since 1991 Matthias Buchholz has been a member of the Linos Ensemble with whom he performs in Europe and South-East Asia. CD recordings with works by Haydn, Schubert, Bruckner, Dvorak, Mahler, Prokofjew, Janacek and many other composers articulate Buchholz’s dedication their music. (Capricco, cpo) www.linos –ensemble.de
With the foundation of the Heine Quartet, he embarked on a new adventure together with Ida Bieler, Ulrich Groener and Christoph Richter - three experienced and renowned musicians. Following their euphorically received inaugural concert in Ochsenhausen in 2004, the Heine Quartet was invited to Zurich, London, Dusseldorf (Schumannfest 2006), Wurzburg (Mozartfest), Stuttgart, Essen, Wiesloch, Ravensburg as well as the Rheingau-Festival in 2006.
The first CD of the Quartet was released in spring 2006 with works by Johannes Brahms (a-moll op.51/2) and Leos Janacek (Intimate Letters), GENUIN-Label/Leipzig.
Henning Rasche, Kontrabass
Henning Rasche was born 1965 in Detmold and received first violin lessons until he switched to bass at age 16. Six months later, he was accepted as a young student in Detmold Music Academy where he studied with Walter Meuter. Since 1986 he is a member of the Gürzenich Orchestra, Assistant since 2008 solo double bass player. Since 2007 he is also a member of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.