Konstantin Pfiz


Cellist Konstantin Pfiz is one of the most accomplished cellists of his generation. His principal teachers were Georg Faust, solo cellist of the Berlin Philharmonic, David Strange at the Royal Academy of Music in London and Harvey Shapiro, Juilliard School of Music, New York. Additional teachers were David Geringas, Paul Tortelier, Heinrich Schiff and Daniel Shafran. Pfiz won the Schumann Prize in London and First Prize in the German National Music Competition. He has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Bremen Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Mozart among many others.

As a passionate chamber musician, he is a member of the Clemente Piano Trio since 1994, with whom he has toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA. The trio won Second Prize at the prestigious Munich ARD Competition and toured under „Rising Stars“ to many of the world’s leading concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York. The trio has recorded numerous Cds for Klassik Edition Nymphenburg.

From 2014 until 2017 Pfiz has been the principal cellist of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed as principal cello in the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony, Philharmonia London, Staatskapelle Dresden, European Community Youth Orchestra, and the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester under conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink and Mstislav Rostropovich, and as a member of the cello section in orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

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