The German violinist Tassilo Probst (*July 2002) is without doubt one of the most promising musicians of his generation. He is known for his multi-faceted performances of exceptional virtuosity, emotional depth and captivating stage presence.
His great musical curiosity is evident in his unusually wide-ranging repertoire.
This is the verdict of the Süddeutsche Zeitung in the concert review by Klaus Mohr:
“The free-swinging tone, with a multitude of colourful shadings and dynamic levels in his playing, has become the trademark of his art.”……
He is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions. Awarded as a prize winner and youngest finalist in the international violin competitions: Georges Enescu Violin Competition (2021), Concours International de Violon Tibor Varga (2021), Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Violin Competition (2021), 2019 Louis Spohr Violin Competition and many more.
At the age of 14 he made his debut with Glazunov’s Violin Concerto with the Philharmonie Bad Reichenhall under the baton of General Music Director Christian Simonis; at just 16 he played Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz with the New Philharmonic Orchestra Munich under the baton of Fuad Ibrahimov.
He was a guest at “Hope@9pm-Musik und Talk” in the Konzerthaus Berlin, at BR Klassik in the
“Radio Salon” and in “U 20 – Classic and more” as well as at various festivals, such as “Stars & Rising Stars Munich”, the “MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG-FESTIVAL” Munich, the Residenzfestspiele Darmstadt, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Interlaken Classics in Switzerland.
In 2020 BR Klassik and München TV, and in 2022 WDR presented him as a young artist. In December 2020 he was presented by Daniel Hope in his programme “Hope@Home next Generation”, broadcast by Arte TV, as a “Next Generation” in Berlin.
With his American friend and pianist Maxim Lando, he recorded his first CD “Into Madness” with Bayrischer Rundfunk in December 2021, which will be released by the label Berlin Classics at the end of August 2022.
As a soloist, he has already performed with renowned orchestras such as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lithunian Chamber Orchestra,
the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the City of Trier, the Bergische
Bergische Symphoniker, the Bach Collegium Munich, the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich, and many others.
He received his first violin lessons at the age of 4. He was influenced by his private teacher, friend and mentor Prof. David Frühwirth. At the age of 12 he became a young student at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich and is now completing his Bachelor’s degree there, having passed his Abitur at the age of 16. He is currently being taught by Prof. Linus Roth. He receives additional musical impulses at the Zakhar Bron Academy in Interlaken/Switzerland with Prof. Zakhar Bron.
Tassilo is a scholarship holder of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and plays a violin by “Giovanni Grancino” (Milan 1690).