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The ensemble The Four EvangCellists is a cello quartet, which was founded in October 2008. All four members were students at the FRANZ LISTZ University of Music Weimar, Germany, and were educated by Professor Brunhard Böhme and Professor Maria-Luise Leihenseder-Ewald. The name of the quartet developed due to the fact, that the cellists share their forenames with the four evangelists (Matthew, Marc, Luke and John).

The Four EvangCellists are very versatile in their choice of repertoire. Their program includes works originally written for cello quartet and arrangements. And so their musical range extends across various styles and periods, including classical pieces (e.g. serenades and concertos), new music, various dances and folk songs, world music as well as jazz and ragtime. The ensemble has played throughout Germany for years now, it´s concerts praised by press and public alike. Thanks to their widely varying concert programs The Four EvangCellists enjoy great popularity with young and old. But because of their ever-growing repertoire they can also offer topic concerts.

A particular focus in their musical creations The Four EvangCellists see in the interpretation of opera literature. In November 2011 their first CD “cellopera” was published - a collection of opera excerpts arranged for four cellists - with works of Bizet, Mozart, Puccini, Beethoven, Mascagni, Delibes, Humperdinck, Offenbach, Nicolai and Saint-Saëns. Numerous digital publications for downloads on common international platforms followed. Some of these publications are dedicated to jazz. Then in May 2013 their second CD “journey” was published. It features pieces and dances from all over the world. The listener is taken on a musical journey accompanied by tangos, Chinese folk songs and or Celtic Traditionals. A third CD is planned for spring 2016.

Since 2010 The Four EvangCellists have been giving valuable advice and suggestions to future musicians in numerous workshops and school concerts. In 2013 they founded a young, talent promoting music festival called “Hofer Cellotage” (“Hof Cello Days”). In the same year the four musicians became honorary members of the art and music association “Vox coelestis” (e.V.) Weimar.

 

Die Vier EvangCellisten

 

Markus Jung

 

Markus Jung was born in 1981 in Erfurt and had his first cello lessons at the age of 5 from Helga Kaufmann in Altenburg. He was a member of several national youth orchestras (Youth Philharmonic String Orchestra, RIAS Youth Orchestra) and prize winner of numerous competitions both as a soloist and chamber musician. While studying with Prof. Tim Stolzenburg and Prof. Maria-Luise Leihenseder-Ewald at the FRANZ LISZT University of Music Weimar he held fellowship positions with the Erfurt Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Theatre Orchestra Kassel and was a student at the Academy of the Staatskapelle Weimar. He has also participated in master classes with Valter Dešpalj and Stephan Forck. In 2009/2010 Markus Jung had a year-long contract with the Nuremberg Philharmonic (Nuremberg National Theatre) and since January 2011 has been working with the Hof Symphony Orchestra.

Hanno Riehmann

 

Hanno Riehmann, born in 1984 in Weingarten, received his first cello lessons when 11 years old from Michael Grüner at the music school in Ravensburg. From 2004 to 2009 he studied with Prof. Brunhard Böhme at the FRANZ LISZT University of Music Weimar and completed his artistic diploma in April 2009. He went on to study with Prof. Maria-Luise Leihenseder-Ewald. He was a member of the Young Munich Philharmonic, has worked with the Staatskapelle Weimar and participated in master classes with Valter Dešpalj and Jens Peter Maintz. Since March 2009 Hanno Riehmann has played with the Southern Thuringian National Theatre Orchestra Meiningen, where he has been one of the Associate Principals since 2011. In Meiningen he has also been regularly engaged as a chamber musician.

Lukas Dihle

 

Lukas Dihle, born in 1987 in Worms, received his first cello lessons when 8 years old from Ilka Wagener and was a student at the specialist music school “Schloss Belvedere” in Weimar. Here he studied with Gisela Vieweg and Prof. Maria-Luise Leihenseder-Ewald, with whom he furthered his studies at the FRANZ LISZT University of Music Weimar. He works with many orchestras throughout Thuringia and was a founding member of “The 12 Thuringian Cellists”. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestra, participated in master classes with Valter Dešpalj and Peter Bruns, was a member of the Festival Ensemble Stuttgart, and has performed as a chamber musician at the Beethoven Festival Bonn. Since December 2009 he has been working with the Staatskapelle Weimar, where he has held a tenured position since 2011.

Mathias Beyer

 

Mathias Beyer was born in Stralsund in 1983 and had his first cello lessons at the age of 8 from Hansjoachim Voß. He attended the specialist music school “Schloss Belvedere” in Weimar, where he was a student of Prof. Tim Stolzenburg. He went on to study with Prof. Maria-Luise Leihenseder-Ewald at the FRANZ LISZT University of Music Weimar. Mathias was a member of the Festival Ensemble Stuttgart, principal cellist of the RIAS Youth Orchestra and has participated in master classes with Josef Schwab, Valter Dešpalj and Peter Nagy. He worked casually with the Statskapelle Weimar between 2006 and 2008, then under contract until 2009. At the same time he finished his University studies. From season 2009/2010 Mathias Beyer has been working with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Herford. Since 2015 he is Deputy Principal Cellist at the Neubrandenburgische Philharmonie.

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