Friederike Starkloff

Artist photo of Friederike Starkloff - Violin

With her multifaceted and virtuoso violin playing, Friederike Starkloff is known as one of the most interesting musicians of her generation. Born in Chemnitz in 1990, she received violin lessons at the age of five from Wolfgang Marschner and Ariane Mathäus at the Pflüger Foundation in Freiburg. She later studied with Rainer Kussmaul in Freiburg and with Antje Weithaas
at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin, where she taught as her assistant from 2017 to 2022.

Friederike Starkloff has won prizes at numerous internationally renowned competitions, including the seventh Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg, where she was awarded second place in 2009. This laid the foundation for her debut CD album with José Gallardo featuring Mozart’s Violin Sonatas.

In 2010 she won third prize at the VII. International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition Leipzig, in 2014 third prize (the Jacques Thibaud Grand Prize) at the Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition in Paris, and in 2015 third prize at the Jean Sibelius Competition in Helsinki. Her second CD recording of violin duos featuring works by Eugène Ysaÿe and Wolfgang Marschner followed in 2017 with violinist Myvanwy Ella Penny as her duo partner.

At the age of twenty-four, Friederike Starkloff was the youngest concertmaster of
a German radio orchestra when she was appointed First Concertmaster of the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. Since the 23/24 season she has served as First Concertmaster of the Sinfonieorchester Basel. In addition, she appears as a sought-after soloist and can be heard as a frequent chamber music performer with Markus Becker, Jan Vogler, Leonid Gorokhov, Daniel Schnyder, and Gerrit Zitterbart in numerous concerts and productions. Friederike Starkloff plays a violin by Meike Finckh from 2021.

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Friederike Starkloff

CD album cover 'Traum und Trauma' (GEN 24870) with Endri Nini, Friederike Starkloff

Traum und Trauma

Werke von Schulhoff, Debussy, Janácek und Antheil aus einer innovativen und zukunftsweisenden Epoche

Endri Nini Piano
Friederike Starkloff Violin

GEN 24870  –  3.5.2024