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Celloensemble UNICELL plays „TEN“ - Alumni-Celebration HfM Mainz June 2018

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In 2007 I was appointed Professor for Cello and Chamber Music at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz / Johannes Gutenberg Universität.

For me the teaching process as well as the exchange with my students is a precious gift: looking for the right questions, analysing problems and finding possible solutions together with my students has become a joyful and inspiring source of happiness and an essential part of my life.


In addition to the cello lessons I organize other artistic activities for my students, such as masterclasses with guest-professors at our Hochschule, chamber music or cello-ensemble projects, as well as projects in cooperation with other university faculty members.

One of the highlights of our cello-ensemble UNICELL was a great „Tango-Gala“ in 2014. Please click on the link below the picture to listen to my arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s „Libertango“ for 12 cellos.


Astor Piazzolla:"Libertango" - Celloensemble der Hochschule für Musik Mainz,

Arrangement & Leitung Prof. Manuel Fischer-Dieskau


In 2016 the worldwide reknown cellist and colleague of mine, Pieter Wispelwey, gave an exclusiv masterclass on the six Bach-suites for my students. You can watch excerpts from one of the conclosure - concerts with on youtube below

J.S.Bach - Suite Nr.1 - Courante - Yejin Na

J.S.Bach - Suite Nr.2 - Präludium - Ena Markert

J.S.Bach - Suite Nr.3 - Präludium - Christoph Lamprecht

J.S.Bach - Suite Nr.4 - Allemande - Kanghao Feng

J.S.Bach - Suite Nr.5 - Allemande - Jae Hyun Han

J.S.Bach - Suite Nr.6 - Sarabande - Jeeyon Kim


In november 2016 four of my students played in a series of concerts entitled "virtuoso celloconcertos" with the chamberorchestra "Mainzer Virtuosi".
Watch Jeeyon Kim play Tchaikovsky's "Rokoko-Variations" on youtube



Christoph Lamprecht, Dohhee Lee, Ena Markert, Yejin Na & Agnese Menna play Allemande and Courante from Bach's 3rd cellosuite -
with an accompaniment by Robert Schumann (in my arrangement for 4 cellos)
Celloensemble Dijon

Dates and Informations

Wintersemester 2017/18



Friday, 06/22/2018, 7:30 pm Roter Saal 

Celloensemble-Projekt TEN 

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of our new building on the University Campus, the Hochschule organized an Alumniday on june 23rd.

Therefore I composed a piece for ten Cellos - TEN - that will be performed at the foyer of our Hochschule on

Friday, 06/22/2018, 7:30 pm, Foyer HfM 

Saturday, 06/23/2018,Alumniday: 01:00 pm, Foyer HfM 

 Bachelor - Final concert Ena Markert & Christoph Lamprecht

 Monday, 07/02/2018, 07:30 pm, Roter Saal





A selection of my university – events

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2 mainz lebtaufseinenplaetzen3 schumannGutenberg QuartettDozentenkonzertMeisterkursLetzte WorteSommergalaKomponistenportrait ReineckeCello Universe12 musik im kontext13 komponistenportrait baker14 johannes gutenberg kammerorchester15 cellosolo im kirchenraum16 unicell wiesbaden17 musikalischer nachwuchs