Biographie

Johanna Ruppert © Franziska Zeschick
The solo violin could not have been cast better than Johanna Ruppert, a successful violinist of the younger generation, a master of the soft timbres, who brought the musical theme to the highest perfection with emotional depth and virtuosic grace.”
Bad Sodener Zeitung vom 18.09.2019 (translated from German) 

BIOGRAPHY

The suc­cess­ful and ver­sa­tile vio­lin­ist Johan­na Rup­pert is part of a gen­er­a­tion of young musi­cians who are look­ing for new paths in the clas­si­cal music scene.

She is the ini­tia­tor and artis­tic direc­tor of the fes­ti­val Klas­sik nah dran, which is par­tic­u­lar­ly char­ac­ter­ized by its col­lab­o­ra­tion with young peo­ple and the devel­op­ment of new for­mats. Since 2017, Johan­na Rup­pert has been a mem­ber of the Orch­ester im Trep­pen­haus. There, she leads the edu­ca­tion area Step Up and works con­cep­tu­al­ly on the orchestra’s pro­gram as a mem­ber of the board.

As a mem­ber of the TONAL­iS­TEN agency and she looks back on sev­er­al years of con­cert expe­ri­ence in the field of edu­ca­tion.

As a cham­ber musi­cian and soloist, she is a reg­u­lar guest at fes­ti­vals such as the PODIUM Fes­ti­val Esslin­gen, the Schleswig-Hol­stein Music Fes­ti­val, the Fest­spiele Meck­len­burg-Vor­pom­mern, the Beethoven­fest Bonn, the Transsi­ber­ian Art Fes­ti­val, the Gezeit­enkonz­erte, the Alt­mark Fes­ti­val and the Fes­ti­val Inter­na­tionale Foun­da­tion Mon­ta­le­on.

She made her debut at the Elbphil­har­monie and the Marin­sky The­ather in 2017 with the cham­ber music mono opera Anne Frank by Grig­ori Fird.

Togeth­er with Jes­si­ca Kaiser (gui­tar) she found­ed the duo Karuna in 2016. They achieved 1st prize at The North Inter­na­tion­al Music Com­pe­ti­tion and two 3rd prizes at inter­na­tion­al cham­ber music com­pe­ti­tions in Italy and Por­tu­gal.

Since 2018 she has been a reg­u­lar sub­sti­tute in the Mahler Cham­ber Orches­tra, and since 2021 she has been teach­ing at the Hochschule für Musik “FRANZ LISZT” and the Musik­gym­na­si­um Schloss Belvedere in Weimar.

Johan­na Rup­pert has won numer­ous com­pe­ti­tions, includ­ing 1st prize at the Kiwa­nis Com­pe­ti­tion in Zurich, 3rd prize at the Inter­na­tion­al Music Com­pe­ti­tion in Ham­burg, as well as a spon­sor­ship prize and the audi­ence prize at the Inter­na­tion­al Queen Sophie Char­lotte Vio­lin Com­pe­ti­tion. As a soloist she has played with the Saar­land State Orches­tra, the Jena Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra and the Gotha Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra, among oth­ers.

Johan­na Rup­pert was born in Zweibrück­en in 1992 and has been play­ing the vio­lin since the age of six. She spent her last three years of school at the Musik­gym­na­si­um Schloss Belvedere in Weimar, cen­ter for high­ly gift­ed stu­dents of the Hochschule für Musik “FRANZ LISZT” in Weimar. In 2011 she began her vio­lin stud­ies with Prof. Andreas Lehmann, Nora Chas­tain and Prof. Priya Mitchell. In Feb­ru­ary 2021, she com­plet­ed her master’s degree with the high­est score. She received fur­ther musi­cal impuls­es from Thomas Bran­dis, Igor Ozim, Antje Wei­thaas, Ivry Gitlis and Natascha Prischep­enko.

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