Michael Pfaender

Artist photo of Michael Pfaender - Violoncello

Michael Pfaender was born into a family of musicians. He studied cello under Prof. Friedrich Milatz at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden. His first engagement was with the Händelfestspielorchester in Halle as second solo cellist in 1986. From 1988 to 1992 Michael Pfaender was the first solo cellist of the Großes Rundfunkorchester in Leipzig. Since 1992 he has been principal solo cellist of the MDR Sinfonieorchester. Alongside his activities at the MDR he was guest solo cellist at the Staatskapelle Dresden from 1994 to 2005. The cellist is a member of the Dresden String Trio founded in 1995 and a permanent member of Ludwig Güttler’s Leipzig Bach Collegium. Furthermore, he is a frequent guest with ensembles such as Virtuosi Saxoniae and Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum. He is also regularly invited to perform as a guest solo cellist with renowned orchestras and has performed in numerous concerts with these ensembles on tours of Europe, Asia, and the United States. He is featured in solo recordings of works by Martinů, Bruch, Haydn, Bischof, and Dvořák. Michael Pfaender plays a 1742 Pietro Antonio dalla Costa cello made in Treviso, Venice.

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Michael Pfaender

CD album cover 'Wolfgang A. Mozart: Sonaten' (GEN 87524) with Annette Unger, Brunhild Webersinke, Michael Pfaender

Wolfgang A. Mozart: Sonaten

Sonate C-Dur, KV 14, Sonate C-Dur, KV 303, Sonate A-Dur, KV 402, Sonate A-Dur, KV 526

Annette Unger Violin
Brunhild Webersinke Piano
Michael Pfaender Violoncello

GEN 87524  –  23.11.2007