Claudius von Wrochem

studied cello with Peter Mann in Berlin, and George Neikrug in Boston.
master classes with Neikrug, Uzi Wiesel, Werner Thomas.

centered on chamber music: baroque and classical music on period instruments (cello by J.G.Thumhart, 1780)
new music and improvisation on cello, voice, and jap–fiddle

founding member of the Kairos Quartet, responsible for strategies, programming concepts, acquisition, contracts, PR, and archive

joined ensemble xenon, a Berlin-based chamber ensemble for improvised and composed music.
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former member of the new music ensembles work in progress–Berlin and UnitedBerlin until 1998. CD productions, tour of South America, performed most of the ensemble works of the 2nd Viennese School.

more than 100 solo, chamber, and ensemble WPs (Repertoire).

Free and Conceptual Improvisation (vernissages, readings, sound installations, silent film, concerts, in teaching, music mediation)

string pedagoge, chamber music coach, workshops on contemporary music (University of the Arts Berlin, Boston University - School of Music, Conservatory Klagenfurt, Music Academies of Katowice and of Krakow, School of Music Lucerne, Conservatory Vienna, School of Music Winterthur/Zurich...). Several lecture workshops at Mozarteum Salzburg in cooperation with ConTempOhr.

Lecturer at Klagenfurt University (2010-12)

way back: orchestra work, e.g. Kammerakademie Neuss, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival-(chamber)Orchestra with Rostropovich and Menuhin conducting,
principal cellist in opera productions(Berg/Wozzeck, Mozart/Don
Giovanni  etc.)

2009/10 Artistic Director (during the starting phase) of the IZZM (International Centre of Contemporary Music) in Carinthia.

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E n s e m b l e s

Duo with Jan Gerdes, Klavier (seit 2014, fm)
Kairos Quartet (since 1996, fm)
ensemble xenon (sinve 2016)
Duo von Wrochem (1983-2006, fm)
UnitedBerlin (1995-98)
work in progress - Berlin (1991-98)
Duo Four Eyes (since 1993, fm)

fm = founding member


O n   R e c o r d

Recordings with the Kairos Quartet here

Other Recordings


Film music "DIE PATRIOTIN" by Thomas Martin,

Musik: Jürgen Kurz und eigene Sounds WDR 2007,

sound samples and
extended playing techniques (cello) for the database "Virtual
Orchestra" (formerly ISIS).

C o n c e r t   T o u r s:
Europe (Kairos Quartet, Duo von Wrochem, UnitedBerlin)
Mexico (Kairos Quartet)
South America (as principal cellist in a chamber orchestra and as a member of UnitedBerlin


J u r o r:

Zeitklang Competition 2011
First John Cage Prize for the Interpretation of New Music (Halberstadt)
Jury member of "Jugend musiziert"

P u b l i c a t i o n s:
work in progress: A Concise Guide to the Dounis / Neikrug method of string pedagogy
Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG), articles on cellists such as Julius Berger, Anner Bijlsma, Jacqueline du Pré, Emanuel Feuermann, Pierre Fournier G. Neikrug

E l t e r n:
Renate von Wrochem, born Gabler – textile designer/university teacher

Johann Gottlob von Wrochem – pianist and composer