School Founding Artist
Nicolas KOECKERT, violinist of German, Brazilian and part Jewish descent, was born in Munich to a well-known family of musicians. Having already won first prize in the Novosibirsk International Violin Competition in 2001, along with the award for the best interpretation of the set work and the prize for cultural excellence from the city of Novosibirsk, Nicolas KOECKERT became the first German prize-winner at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. In the same year, the state of Bavaria marked his exceptional achievements as a violinist by awarding him its prize for artistic development. In 2003, he was a prize-winner in the Montreal International Music Competition and he took the second prize in the International Liana Isakadze Competition in St. Petersburg.