Prof. Olaf  Reimers

Prof. Olaf Reimers

Lecturer of Baroque Violoncello, Chamber Music and Performance Practice at the Department of Early Music, Lecturer of Baroque Violoncello at the Department of String Instruments and Harp

Subject/Instrument: Baroque Violoncello, Chamber Music, Performance Practice

Fürstenhaus – Main Building

olaf.reimers(at)hfm-weimar.de

  • studied in Freiburg/ Breisgau (Christoph Henkel), London (Michael Evans, Anthony Pleeth and Charles Medlam), Düsseldorf (Johannes Goritzki), Cologne (musicology for one year) and The Hague (baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden)
  • scholarships for three of his five years studying outside of Germany from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • further important influences through master classes with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Siegfried Palm und Anner Bylsma
  • as soloist and chamber musician collaboration with colleagues such as Emma Kirkby, Derek Lee Ragin, Gloria Banditelli, Andrew Manze, Rachel Podger, Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen, Anton Steck, Kati Debretzeni, Alfredo Bernardini, Dorothee Oberlinger, Rachel Brown, Sergio Azzolini, Fabio Bonizzoni and James Johnstone
  • was principal cellist in the ensembles La Stravaganza Köln, Ciaccona London, La Risonanza Milano, ornamente 99 (Karsten Erik Ose), Collegium Cartusianum (Peter Neumann), Ensemble 1700 (Dorothee Oberlinger) and from 2008 to 2013 of the English Baroque Soloists (Sir John Eliot Gardiner)
  • since 1998 Musical Director of the baroque ensemble caterva musica
  • since 2006 principal cellist Musica fiata (Roland Wilson)
  • since 2007 principal cellist Capella Thuringia (Bernhard Klapprott)
  • since 2007 member Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (Sir John Eliot Gardiner)
  • since 2007 baroque cello teacher at the Institute of Early Music of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar
  • 2018 awarded the title of professor

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