Claudius von Wrochem

Claudius von Wrochem

Claudius von Wrochem studied cello with Peter Mann in Berlin, and George Neikrug in Boston.
master classes with Neikrug, Uzi Wiesel, Werner Thomas.

centered on chamber music: baroque and classical music on period instruments (cello by J.G.Thumhart, 1780)
new music and improvisation on cello, voice, and jap–fiddle

founding member of the Kairos Quartet, responsible for strategies, programming concepts, acquisition, contracts, PR, and archive

former member of the new music ensembles work in progress–Berlin and UnitedBerlinuntil 1998. CD productions, tour of South America, performed most of the ensemble works of the 2nd Viennese School.

more than 100 solo, chamber, and ensemble WPs (Repertoire).

Free and Conceptual Improvisation (vernissages, readings, sound installations, silent film, concerts, in teaching, music mediation)

string pedagoge, chamber music coach, workshops on contemporary music (University of the Arts Berlin, Boston University – School of Music, Conservatory Klagenfurt, Music Academies of Katowice and of Krakow, School of Music Lucerne, Conservatory Vienna, School of Music Winterthur/Zurich, Shanghai Conservatory…). Several lecture workshops at Mozarteum Salzburg in cooperation with ConTempOhr.

Lecturer at Klagenfurt University (2010-12)

way back: orchestra work, e.g. Kammerakademie Neuss, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival-(chamber)Orchestra with Rostropovich and Menuhin conducting, principal cellist in opera productions(Berg/Wozzeck, Mozart/Don Giovanni  etc.)

2009/10 Artistic Director (during the starting phase) of the IZZM (International Centre of Contemporary Music) in Carinthia.

E n s e m b l e s


Kairos Quartet (since 1996, fm)
Duo Four Eyes (since 1993, fm) 

in the past

Duo von Wrochem (1983-2006, fm)

work in progress – Berlin (1991-98)

UnitedBerlin (1995-98)

ensemble xenon (2016-22)