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Richard Krug

Richard Krug has since his arrival in Denmark in 1998 earned great respect as the principal cellist of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, and also established himself as a very popular chamber musician and soloist. He is educated from the soloist class of Hochschule der Künste Berlin, where he studied with Prof. Markus Nyikos and made his debut as a soloist in 1997. Masterclasses with Siegfried Palm, Melos Quartet, Lassalle-Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet a.o. and for several years principal cellist of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. He has been employed in Deutsche Oper Berlin. For several years a member of the Minguet Quartet in Cologne. The quartet has won many international awards, has toured Europe and made lots of broadcasts and CD recordings. Richard Krug has performed with the quartet and as a soloist at Salzburger Musikfestspiele, Oberstdorfer Musiksommer, Dresden Musikfestspiele, Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival and many other festivals. Richard Krug is also known as a skilled arranger, his last productions have been The Medley for sopran and celloensemble based an Porgy and Bess (2005) and À la manière de Carmen – Und Anthologie pour dix Violoncelles (2006).