Sebastian Klinger

Born in Munich in 1977, Sebastian Klinger grew up in Spain and had his first cello lessons at the age of six. He later studied with Heinrich Schiff in Salzburg and Vienna as well as with Boris Pergamenshikov in Berlin. 

After winning numerous national and international awards, he won the German Music Competition in Berlin in 2001. This was followed by debuts at the most important German festivals as well as a number of recitals in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In 2002, he was invited by the European Concert Hall Organization to perform in the Rising Stars Series, which took him to some of the major music centres in Europe and the United States.

In addition to these appearances, Sebastian Klinger has played concerts as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, in Asia and the United States, including performances with orchestras such as the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, of which he was the first solo cellist from 2004-2015, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Munich and Hamburg Symphony Orchestras or the RAI National Orchestra Turin. As a soloist he has worked with conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Christoph Poppen, Michael Sanderling, Heinrich Schiff and Antoni Wit. Since 2015 he is also teaching as a professor for violoncello at the Musikhochschule Hamburg.

Sebastian Klinger has likewise performed in top-class chamber music line-ups with many renowned musicians, including Valéry Afanassiev, Kit Armstrong, Lisa Batiashvili, Ana Chumachenko, Veronika Eberle, Liza Ferschtman, Vilde Frang, Christian Gerhaher, Janine Jansen, Igor Levit, Enrico Pace, Alina Pogostkina, Herbert Schuch, Antoine Tamestit, or Jörg Widmann.

His discography includes solo works, chamber music and orchestra repertoire. Among them Sebastian Klinger has recorded the Bach solo suites for cello (awarded with the “Diapason d'Or”)

Sebastian Klinger plays an instrument made by Camillus Camilli in Mantua 1736.  

Sebastian Klinger beim Beethovenfest






8:00 pm

Cello sonatas from Vienna

  • Sebastian Klinger violoncello
  • Enrico Pace piano
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and Anton Webern
Collegium Leoninum