Hans-Henning Ginzel

Munich, Germany

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Hans-Henning Ginzel is Composer & Cellist, 25 years old and he lives in Munich, Germany.

Ginzel began lessons with Prof. Dieter Acker at 14 years of age. Master-classes include Robert Beaser (Julliard School, New York) and Wolfgang Rihm (Karlsruhe, Germany). In 2011 he joined the class of Prof. Jan Müller-Wieland at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater”, Munich. Awards include the first prize in the “International Harald-Genzmer-Competition in 2012”, the award for promising talent in the “International Competition Carl-von-Ossietzky” (2013, University Oldenburg, Germany), the special award in the “9th international Sun River Competition” in Chengdu (People’s Republic of China) and the Main Award in the Competition "Sind noch Lieder zu singen? 2014" of the "Internationale-Hugo-Wolf-Akademie Stuttgart". His compositions are edit by the PETERS VERLAG (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) and the piece “Der armselige Prometheus” is part of the used list for participating the Competition “Jugend Musiziert” Performance venues include the “Carl-Orff-Saal” (Philharmonie/Gasteig, Munich) and “Max-Joseph Saal” (Munich Residenz). He was also featured in the “Akademie für neue Musik” in 2013, in Munich. His current focus is on chamber and orchestral music composition.

Hans-Henning Ginzel received his first lessons in cello and piano when four years old. At eight, he gave his first concert, and has gone on to perform as a soloist nationally and internationally.

As a participant of “Jugend Musiziert” he won several prizes in the years 2000 - 2006, and reached the final round of the ‘International Paul Hindemith Competition’ in 2011, held in Berlin. In 2007 he began to study cello with Prof. Stiehler at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater” as a member of the “Jugendakademie” (Munich). During this time he studied in Spain with Prof. Iagoba Fanlo at the “Real Superior Conservatorio de Música de Madrid”. In 2014 he graduated with a Diploma of Arts from the “Musikhochschule” with top grades, and commenced a Master of Music at the same institution.

He is a founding member, arranger and composer of the “Arcis Cello Quartet”, which since 2012 has given concerts in Munich and South Germany. Also in 2012 he became a fellow of the “Deutschlandstipendium”, then honoured in 2013 for cultural engagement in Starnberg (south of Munich) with the “Advancement Award for the Culture of Tutzing”. In 2014 he became a Fellow of the “Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now initiative”.

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