Artists biographies
Isang Enders

Isang Enders has quickly established himself as a dynamic artist in search of new concepts and works for the violoncello. Born into a German-Korean musician family in Frankfurt in 1988, Isang Enders began studying with Michael Sanderling at the age of twelve. His playing has been influenced by his studies with Gustav Rivinius, Truls Mørk, and above all, by the mentoring of the American cellist Lynn Harrell.

At the age of twenty, Isang Enders was appointed principal cello of the Dresden Staatskapelle, making him the youngest section leader in Germany. During his four years with the orchestra, he also cofounded the Gohrisch Shostakovich Festival alongside Tobias Niederschlag.

Isang Enders recently made his debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra, enjoyed collaborations with Stuttgarter Philharmoniker and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked with conductors including Myung-Whun Chung, Christoph Eschenbach, Eliahu Inbal, Zubin Mehta and Vasily Petrenko.

He recently performed Unsuk Chin’s Cello Concerto in Stavanger and Paris and the Korean debut of Dutilleux’s Cello Concerto as well the Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. As a dedicated chamber musician, he continues to work closely with pianist Igor Levit, with whom he has toured extensively, as well as Kit Armstrong and Sunwook Kim.

Last season he made his debut at the Bach Festival in Montreal and spent the summer at the Marlboro Music Festival in the USA. He performs regularly as a recitalist at Heidelberger Frühling and Rheingau Musik Festival.

His highly-acclaimed recording of Bach’s Cello Suites was a triumph. Isang Enders plays an instrument by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris, 1840).

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Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017