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Moritz Weigert


Moritz Weigert was born in Dessau where he received his first cello lessons at the age of five. 

After finishing his bachelor's degree in Frankfurt/Main with Michael Sanderling he moved on to study with Peter Bruns in Leipzig. Since 2020 he additionally studies in Munich with the Soleri Trio with Dirk Mommertz and Eberhard Feltz.

Moritz received further musical inspiration through masterclasses and coachings from Wolfgang Böttcher, Ralph Kirshbaum, Gidon Kremer, Günther Pichler, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Wolfgang- Emanuel Schmidt, Troels Svane and Wen-Sinn Yang.

As member of the Soleri Trio he has won awards including the 'Highly Commended' at the Parkhouse Award 2021 in the prestigious Wigmore Hall and a second prize at the international competition of the 'Società Umanitaria di Milano' 2021.

Moritz has played with many different orchestras including the, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and Staatskapelle Dresden and was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.

In 2017 he was chosen as member of the academy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and has played under the baton of conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Daniel Harding, Mariss Jansons and Franz Welser-Möst. As of 2022, Moritz joins the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as a member.

Moritz is a scholarship holder of Villa Musica who generously loan him a very fine instrument by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, 1860.