1935 born in Berlin, began his career as prizewinner of the International ARD Competition in Munich, in duo with his sister and pianist Ursula Trede. As a soloist he paaeared worldwide with Herbert von Karajan, Sergiu Celibidache, Yehudi Menuhin, Witold Lutoslawski und Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Wolfgang Boettcher performed at the Vienna, Berlin an Salzburg festivals, Festival Marais in Paris, The English Bach Festival, the Lockenhaus Festival in Kuhmo and numerous other around the globe. Concert tours have led him throughout Europe, Soviet Union/Russia as well as Japan, South America, East Asia and Israel.

Till 1976 Wolfgang Boettcher was soloist of the Berlin Philharmonic. He resigned his position in order to devote himself to his solo career and also became Professor at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. He has educated a number of outstanding young cellists. Beside his solo playing, chamber music takes an important place in his life. Wolfgang Boettcher has recorded for the DG and EMI, Nimbo labels among others. He gives masterclasses in many European countries and alos in Japan. Since 1988 he is member of Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste in Munich. Between 1986 to 1992 he was Artistic Director of the festival Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker.


Wolfgang Boettcher

18.09.19 – 25.09.19

8 days


4 individual lessons (open to the public)
An accompanist
Public perfomance
Career counseling

We offer comfortable accommodation at Musitektur Academy at an affordable price for students participating in the masterclass and their attendants. During their stay at Majorenhaus, students will be involved in the educational process throughout the course, having the opportunity to passively attend all the lessons and practice in all their free time both in lecture rooms and in their rooms. More info

Concert engagements in Sankt Blasien, Zurich, Liechtenstein, Leipzig or Hamburg for the best participants

Course location: Musitektur Academy
Brünigstrasse 1, 6053 Alpnachstad, Switzerland

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