Cornelius Köhler

Born in Dresden, Cornelius Köhler received his first main instrumental and school education from 2002 to 2008 at the Landesgymnasium für Musik „Carl-Maria-von-Weber“ Dresden and at the University of Music „Carl-Maria-von-Weber“ Dresden and studied with Prof. Ralf-Carsten Brömsel, first Concertmaster of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.

His participation at the Nordic Music Academy from 2006 to 2008 under the direction of Nikolaj Znaider gave him great impulse for the further development of his musicality.

In 2009, Cornelius continued his studies at the University of Music in Würzburg with Prof. Klaus Lieb, and from 2010 to 2011 successfully completed his Academy at the Nuremberg Symphonic Orchestra (Nürnberger Symphoniker).

During his time of studying, he got continuing inspiration from master classes with Nikolaj Znaider, Odin Rathnam, Rainer Kussmaul, the Julliard String Quartet and Christian Altenburger. As a Soloist, he performed concerts with the New Symphony Orchestra Berlin with concertos by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Mozart, Beethoven, Bruch und Tchaikovsky.

In 2016 he participated at the Interharmony Festival in Arcidosso (Tuscany) , where he got his masterclass with Julian Rachlin and was part of several chamber music formations.
At the Orchestra of the University for Music Wuerzburg and many other chamber music projects he was active as well as being a member of the Ensemble Galina, and in 2015 doing a recording under the Kuk´ Art Label.

A second recording followed as a member of the Camerata Franconia, together with the Cellist Denis Severin, and was distributed by Sony classic.

Since 2017 Cornelius Köhler has been working as a freelance musician in Dresden.

He is a member of Sinfonietta Dresden, the Jüdische Kammerphilharmonie Dresden and the Camerata Franconia Erlangen, that went on a China Tour in 2019.

Since he is also highly interested in chamber music, especially playing sonatas with his long- time friend and pianist Go Kato, he gives concerts in Dresden concert venues like the Lingner Schloss, the Cosel Palais Bechstein Centre and the Chinese Pavilion Dresden.

Together with Go Kato, Cornelius Köhler recorded the Sonatas by Brahms (Nr.3) and Schubert (Nr.1).

He also often works as a substitute for the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vogtlandphilharmonie and takes part in the multimedia projects of Cerca Dio.