Artists biographies
Konstantin Manaev

Konstantin Manaev, who was born in Russia and moved to Berlin in 2012, started receiving cello lessons already at the age of seven. He initially studied at the Special Music School of the Moscow Conservatory, then at the Musikhochschule Münster and the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden, under Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, as well as at the Musik Akademie Basel under Ivan Monighetti, who hugely contributed to the development of Konstantin Manaev’s musical personality and interpretive power. David Geringas and Natalia Gutman are among his mentors.

The idea for a musical career of international standard came after Konstantin Manaev was successful in a large number of competitions. These were followed by concert performances in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, in the Semperoper Dresden, in the Cologne Philharmonie, in the Tonhall Zürich and in the Auditorio Nacional de Musica de Madrid.

As a soloist Konstantin Manaev now regularly performs all over Europe, Russia, Japan and the United States. He has performed with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie and has worked with a number of conductors such as Daniel Raiskin, Gabriel Feltz, Arvo Volmer and Daniel Cohen. In addition he has established himself as a sought-after chamber musician and he is a regular guest at international festivals such as the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Montebello Festival, the Piatigorsky Festival in Los Angeles and the Rostropovich Music Festival in Basel.

His chamber music partners include Zakhar Bron, Bruno Giuranna, Misha Maisky, Sofia Gubaidulina, Felix Renggli, Francois Benda and Radovan Vlatkovic. Konstantin Manaev is also an exponent of contemporary music, for example on his CD with works by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, which has been met with great acclaim by the international press.

Foto: Michael Dürr Foto: Michael Dürr

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017