Marvin Wagner - Principal Double Bass

Marvin Wagner, born in Munich in 1993, received his first double bass lessons from Erich Hehenberger at the age of eight. After graduating from high school in 2012, he began his artistic studies in Prof. Dorin Marc’s class in the autumn of the same year. During his training, he became a member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. He was able to gain professional experience in various orchestras with the help of temporary contracts, for example as deputy principal double bass at the Nuremberg State Opera and as a tutti player with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, he continued his studies at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with Prof Janne Saksala. He supplemented his training with masterclasses under Prof Paradzik and Prof Mctier.

Marvin Wagner is 1st prize winner of the 8th International Johann Matthias Sperger Competition for Double Bass 2014 and has performed as a soloist with the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra, the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Marienbad, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rheinische Philharmonie State Orchestra, among others.

Marvin Wagner has repeatedly received a scholarship from the Peter Pirazzi Foundation and was a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation.

He has been Deputy Principal Double Bass with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since the beginning of 2019.