Konstanze von Gutzeit - Principal Cello
The cellist Konstanze von Gutzeit is the winner of the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann 2010 and the International Prague Spring Competition 2012. In 2013, she was awarded the 1st prize in the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition . These awards are just a few of the many that the cellist has won since she debuted as a soloist at the age of 12.
She was awarded the first prize in the Domenico Gabrielli Competition in Berlin in 2007, as well as the International Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award in Switzerland in 2008. In 2009, she received the “International Suggia Prize” from the Casa da Musica Foundation in Porto. She was awarded a scholarship from the Deutscher Musikrat in 2010 in the German Music Competition and was included in the 55th Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler (Federal Selection of Concerts of Young Artists).
Born in Bochum in 1985, Konstanze von Gutzeit began playing the cello at the age of 3. From the age of 13, she studied as a junior student under Heinrich Schiff in Vienna and in 2005 she continued her studies under Jens Peter Maintz in Berlin. From 2011 she completed postgraduate studies under Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt in Weimar, which she completed in 2016 with the concert exam with distinction. She attended master classes with David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Antonio Meneses, and Ivan Monighetti.
Konstanze von Gutzeit performed as a soloist with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Bochumer Symphoniker, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, the Wiener Kammerorchester, the Münchner Kammerorchester, the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Bruckner-Orchester Linz, the Moscow Soloist Chamber Orchestra, the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie and many others. She collaborated with conductors such as Marek Janowski, Kurt Masur, Michael Sanderling, and Yuri Bashmet.
Since 2012, Konstanze von Gutzeit has held the position of solo cellist with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. In addition, she has been a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra since 2017.
Konstanze von Gutzeit plays a violoncello made by Gioffredo Cappa made in 1677.