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Konstantin Heidrich is cellist of the Fauré Quartet and professor for cello at the Berlin University of the Arts.
His father, Peter Heidrich, violinist and composer, was important for his musical development. During his school years, Konstantin was a junior student at the Music University in Lübeck with Thomas Grossenbacher. His studies then took him to Martin Ostertag in Karlsruhe and to Frans Helmerson in Cologne. Master classes with Young Chang Cho and David Geringas supported his development as a cellist.
The musical influence of Steven Isserlis, Misha Katz and Anna Galvez was essential.
The Fauré Quartet is the center of Konstantin Heidrich’s musical life. With the same line-up since it was founded 25 years ago, this piano quartet is one of the most successful chamber music formations internationally. The English magazine “The Strad” wrote: “They achieve superlatives wherever they go!”. The Fauré Quartet performs not only in Europe but also in Asia and in North and South America.
As a soloist, Konstantin has worked with conductors such as Andrea Marcon and Kristjan Järvi. Orchestras such as the MDR Symphony Orchestra and the Duisburg Philharmonic have accompanied his concerts.
Until his appointment at the Berlin University of the Arts, he was principal cellist of the Kammerakademie Potsdam and guest principal of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.
From 2006 to 2009, Konstantin Heidrich taught at the Music University “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden. He is artistic advisor and teacher at the Int. Summer Academy for Chamber Music Niedersachsen. He is a member of the board of the Paul Hindemith Society in Berlin and a member of the German Chamber Music Course “Jugend musiziert” working group.
Together with his colleague Markus Groh, Konstantin Heidrich directs “Crescendo”, the music festival at the Berlin University of the Arts.
His students are international prize winners, members of the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Academies of the German Opera and of Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, and work in leading positions in renowned orchestras.
In addition to courses in Washington D.C., Brescia, Singapore and Bergen, Konstantin Heidrich gives annual master classes at the Forum Artium in Georgsmarienhütte, the International Summer Academy for Chamber Music in Frenswegen and the Szczecin Classic Festival in Poland.