Eberhard Feltz

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Eberhard Feltz (born 27 June 1937) is a German classical violinist and chamber music pedagogue.[1][2] Feltz became internationally known especially as a mentor for string quartets and chamber music ensembles.[1] He is often called the "guru of the string quartet".[1]


Feltz was born in Königsberg in 1937.[2] His family was expelled from Königsberg in 1945 after the end of the war.[1] Feltz began playing the violin at the age of seven.[2] He studied violin in Berlin with Werner Scholz, later in St. Petersburg with Michail Waiman.[2]

Feltz began to teach violin and chamber music in 1963 at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler".[1] In 1985, he was appointed professor for violin and chamber music.[2] Feltz is in great demand as a lecturer for chamber music master classes. He is a regular guest at festivals such as the one in Davos or the Heidelberger Frühling.[2] Feltz often assumes responsibility on juries of chamber music competitions such as the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschulwettbewerb of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation in Berlin.[2]

As a mentor of chamber music ensembles, Feltz initially supported the Vogler Quartet, later the Berlin Kuss Quartet and Atrium Quartet, the Dutch Rubens Quartet and the German-Estonian Schumann Quartet.[1] In addition, he took care of the French Quatuor Ébène and the Amsterdam Busch Trio, among others.


  • Udo Badelt (2017-06-27). "Eberhard Feltz im Porträt – Musikalischer Mentor und Menschenfreund" (in German). Der Tagesspiegel. Archived from the original on 2017-06-27. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  • "Feltz, Eberhard (Jurymitglied)". www.fmb-hochschulwettbewerb.de (in German). November 2019. Archived from the original on 11 June 2020. Retrieved 1 October 2020.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Udo Badelt: A portrait of Eberhard Feltz.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Eberhard Feltz. In: www.fmb-hochschulwettbewerb.de.

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