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Sebastian Müller

Professor Sebastian Müller currently maintains principal study violin classes at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the Yehudi Menuhin School London and the Royal Northern College of Music, and holds the position of visiting professor of violin at the Escuela Superior de Música de Alto Rendimiendo, Spain.

 

He previously taught at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, as well as at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and at various British Universities. He has been senior lecturer and director of the Leeds Conservatoire chamber orchestra.

 

Müller’s extensive performance career has taken him as far as Carnegie Hall, and has seen him feature as soloist with the major violin concerto repertoire, most recently with Mozart, Paganini, Sibelius, Beethoven, in - and outside of Europe with orchestras such as the Skipton Camerata/Yorkshire Symphony, the National Orchestra of Asuncion, the Leeds Symphony Orchestra, the Togliatti Festival Orchestra and the Freiburg University Orchestra, among others. He has acted as principal leader and soloist of the German String Orchestra and various festival orchestras and worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and the Oxford Philharmonic. Müller is prize winner on both the violin and piano of the "Bundeswettbewerb Jugend Musiziert", the "Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Competition" and the "Südwestdeutscher Kammermusikwettbewerb".

 

Many of Müllers' students have won national and international competitions, grants and scholarships. Within his teaching concept he collaborates with scientists and practitioners in the fields of psychology and movement science and has submitted a patent application on a method of establishing an individual optimal static concept of the violin hold/posture. He regularly coaches the National Youth Orchestras of Great Britain and Portugal, and is frequently invited to give masterclasses worldwide. From 2017-2022 he has been the director of the “Pro Corda” Violin Courses.

 

 

Müller trained with P. Zukerman, I. Goldstein, D. Hahn, I. Kertscher, S. Picard and N. Imai.  Following his studies at the Berlin (Hanns Eisler), Amsterdam and Hanover conservatoires, Müller won a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. On graduating with the highest distinction, he was awarded an Artist Fellowship.

 

Müller plays on a violin by Stephan Peter Greiner.

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