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Stefan Tarara

Stefan Tarara was born in Heidelberg in 1986 into a family of musicians and made his stage debut at the age of four.

From his first participation in the youth competition "Jugend musiziert" (1994) until 2001, the young violinist always obtained the first prize and in 1997 he obtained his first international success during the "Etienne Vatelot" violin competition in Paris in which he is awarded the first prize.

Nineteen times he has ranked first in national and international competitions including “H. Wieniawski and K. Lipinski ”in 2006; he also received the first prize and a special recognition for the best interpretation of a virtuosic work during the international violin competition "Henri Marteau" (2005) and in the same year he was awarded by the international summer academy "Mozarteum" of Salzburg. He then won second prize at the "Prague Spring" international violin competition in 2010 and at the 2008 "Tibor Varga" international competition.

He also won first prize and numerous awards for his precocious and extraordinary artistic talent at the “Baden music competition”.

Already at the age of ten he performed the Violin Concerto No. 2 by Wieniawski and he performed, as a soloist, playing with numerous orchestras including: SWR Radio Orchestra, "Münchener Rundfunkorchester", Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Ljubljana Symphony, Mannheim National Theater Orchestra, Erfürt Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, Darmstadt Theater Orchestra, Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra, Mannheim Philharmonic Orchestra, Heidelberg "Carolina Chapel" (tour in Georgia), Youth Orchestra of Baden-Württemberg, Heilbronn Symphony Orchestra, Kurpfalz Chamber Orchestra Mannheim, Kronstadt Philharmonic Orchestra, “Filharmonia Sudecka” of Walbrzych (Poland), Vogtland Philharmonic Greiz / Reichenbach and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.

In July 2007, on the occasion of his debut in China, Stefan Tarara was greeted with very warm enthusiasm and a sold-out concert at the Beijing Concert Hall. Here he performed together with the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro En Shao, interpreting - as the youngest soloist of the orchestra - the Violin Concerto op. 61 in D major by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Stefan Tarara was also enthusiastically acclaimed by the press during the Salzburg Festival in 2005, at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in 2009, at the international festival “The Next Generation II”, the contemporary music festival “Musikfest Salzburg 2005”, at the Duisburg Festival , at the “Heidelberg Frühling” music festival and during the inauguration of EXPO 2000 in Hanover. He participated in the "Festival Européen de l’ Enfance et des Arts "in Paris and in the concert for the seventy years of the Bucharest Radio Orchestra, on the occasion of the inauguration of the 2001-2002 concert season in Walbrzych (Poland), Breslau, Katowice, Krakow, Weimar, Madrid, Lisbon, Paris (Salle Pleyel and Salle Gaveau) , Mannheim (Rosengarten, Stamitzsaal and Mozartsaal), at the Berliner Philharmonie and finally in the Church of Our Lady in Dresden.

Particular attention goes to his debut in Israel in Haifa, Kfar Saba and Tel Aviv, where he performed with the Israel Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Roni Porat in November 2009. During this tour he also gave a concert in Tel Aviv together with the pianist Shlomi Shem-Tov.