14 November | 13:10 - 14:00
Berlin-based cellist Vladimir Waltham was born in 1989 into a family of musicians in the South of France. Passionate about all aspects of music-making, Vladimir divides his time between solo, chamber, orchestral and teaching work on both modern and baroque cello, as well as various other early instruments. In 2012, after a lengthy selection process he was chosen by the prestigious Jumpstart Jr. Foundation to receive the loan of a beautiful baroque cello by Nicola Gagliano.
In addition to his work with the Linos Piano Trio, other notable successes in Vladimir’s career as a chamber musician include his Duo Domenico receiving the Audience Prize at the 2013 York Early Music Competition and his Hieronymus String Quartet winning the Cavatina Intercollegiate String Quartet Prize and Audience Prize.
Vladimir can regularly be heard performing in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw aan t’Ij, Tokyo’s Sumida Triphony Hall and Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional. Other notable venues have included Concertgebouw Bruges and Volksbühne Berlin, with performances at festivals such as Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, City of London Festival, Aldeburgh Music Festival, Birdfoot Festival (USA) and Eilat Festival (Israel).
When not too busy with music, Vladimir enjoys hiking in various mountain ranges or simply staying at home with his family and cooking.