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Ulrich Eichenauer, viola

Ulrich Eichenauer is currently a Professor for Viola at UNCSA in Winston Salem. He is an avid chamber music player and regularly performs at renowned international festivals and frequently appears in major concert series in the US and Europe. He also appears in recitals and as a soloist.

Ulrich studied viola with Nobuko Imai at the Musikhochschule Detmold and served after his graduation as Principal Violist of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. From Dresden he relocated to New York City to join the Mendelssohn String Quartet. The group toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. They recorded numerous CDs with romantic and contemporary American repertoire. During this time Ulrich taught viola and chamber music at UNCSA until he moved to Switzerland.

There he was appointed viola professor at the Conservatories of Sion and Bern. Several years later, out of interest in a more wholistic approach to education, he joined Brockwood Park School, a small international boarding school in South England where he served as a music educator and Senior Tutor.

Ulrich returned to UNCSA in 2017. He has given masterclasses in the Americas, Europe and Asia and has recorded CDs with solo works by Max Reger and Paul Hindemith and chamber music repertoire by Heinrich Kaminski, Ludwig Thuille, Adolf Busch and others.