Simon Tetzlaff was born in 1997 in Frankfurt, Germany, receiving piano, music theory and cello lessons in his early childhood. As a junior academy student in the class of Prof. Susanne Müller- Horn- bach at the music academy in Frankfurt, Simon won 2 first prices on national level in the German competition “Jugend Musiziert” and was as a result invited for masterclasses at the Kronberg Acad- emy. He collected other musical impulses on masterclasses with the cellists Alban Gerhardt, Gustav Rivinius and Torleif Thedéen. In the last years Simon Tetzlaff performed as a soloist with the en- semble “Frankfurter Solisten”, the Munich Student Orchestra, and the Hamburger Camerata, as well as appearing live on the NDR Radio show “Young Artist’s Stage” and the Chamber music festival “Spannungen”. In various chamber music projects, he performed together with musicians such as Rainer Schmidt, Wen-Sinn Yang, Mikhail Pochekin and Benjamin Beilman. Since February 2020 he plays a cello by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, by courtesy of the Musikinstrumentenfonds of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. He was a student of Prof. Julian Steckel at the academy in Munich and is currently studying with Prof. Clemens Hagen at the Mozar- teum Salzburg.