Ingolf Turban Germany ← Back to list
Dates of masterclasses: 25 April - 2 May 2021
With solo performances in greatest concert halls of the world including the Berlin and Munich Philharmonic; the Kennedy Center, Washington; Avery Fisher Hall, New York; Tonhalle, Zurich; Goldenen Saal, Vienna or the Scala, Milan; working with directors like Sergiu Celibidache, Charles Dutoit, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Yehudi Menuhin, Jun Märkl, Andris Nelsons and Marcello Viotti, Ingolf Turban commands a repertoire of works, some of which have rarely been performed on stage.
His virtuosic skill for Niccolò Paganinis works gained critical acclaim for his March 2006 performance with the New York Philharmonic, additionally his complete recording of the six violin concertos (Telos Records) and in the TV documentary „Paganinis Geheimnis“ (merkur.tv 2006).
His extensive repertoire in all branches has produced over 40 albums. His much celebrated premiere performances have gained world wide acclaim and are now recognized as standard concert works.
In 2005 he founded the Chamber Orchestra „I Virtuosi di Paganini“. In the 11 previous years, he was professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart, Germany, then was called to the University for Music and Theater in Munich, Germany.
Ingolf Turban lives with his family in Munich.
He had immediate success, touring throughout Germany and parts of Europe. 1991 was a watershed year: he debuted at La Scala, and then made his U.S. debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In addition, Turban's acclaimed recording of Tartini's five sonatas for violin and basso continuo was issued that year by Claves. From 1995, Turban served as professor of violin at Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts. Turban began recording his acclaimed set of the Paganini concertos in March 2000, with the first releases appearing the following year on Telos.
In 2005 Turban founded I Virtuosi di Paganini, a chamber-sized string ensemble devoted to the works of Paganini and other composers of his era. The following year Turban left his Stuttgart post and accepted a professorship at the Munich University of Music and Theater. In 2006 Turban appeared in, and was musical consultant for, the film Paganini's Secret, which aired on the German ARD television network in 2007. That same year, Turban, along with guitarist Adriano Sebastiani, premiered six then-recently discovered works by Paganini for guitar and violin, the Sei Cantabile e Valtz. Among Turban's more acclaimed recordings is his 2011 CD of three sonatas by Schumann and works by Ferdinand David, on Telos.