Born in 1987, Sebastian Bohren studied the violin with Zakhar Bron in Zurich and Ingolf Turban in Munich. Equally at home as a soloist and chamber musician, he performs a wide-ranging repertoire spanning Bach to the present day. He has appeared with orchestras including the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra under James Gaffigan, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under Andrew Litton and Andrew Manze, the Basel Symphony Orchestra under Ivor Bolton, the Musikkollegium Winterthur under Douglas Boyd, the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana under Heinz Holliger and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. He made his Lucerne Festival debut in 2018. A former member of the Stradivari-Quartet, Bohren pursues his passion for chamber music with artists like Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Thomas Demenga, Christian Poltera, Antoine Tamestit, Konstantin Lifschitz and Yekwon Sunwoo. He plays a violinc made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini in Parma in 1761 (the ‘Ex-Wanamaker-Hart’).
Critical acclaim for Sebastian Bohren
- “a varied tone palette that is as beguiling as his technique is striking” – The Strad
- “refreshingly rich in colour and nuance” – The Guardian
- “elegance, sweet tone and lithe sound” – Planet Hugill