Clemens Hagen

Post is not available in the requested language For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Cellist Clemens Hagen was born in Salzburg into a family of musicians. During his childhood, he studied at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg with Wilfried Tachezi, then went on to study at the Conservatoire in Basel with Heinrich Schiff. In 1983 Hagen was awarded the special prize of…

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Cellist Clemens Hagen was born in Salzburg into a family of musicians. During his childhood, he studied at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg with Wilfried Tachezi, then went on to study at the Conservatoire in Basel with Heinrich Schiff. In 1983 Hagen was awarded the special prize of the Vienna Philharmonic and also the Karl Böhm Prize.

Mr. Hagen has performed with many major Orchestras, including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Camerata Salzburg, SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, NHK Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra. He has worked with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Harding, Franz Welser-Möst, Sylvian Cambreling, Manfred Honeck, Ingo Metzmacher, Horst Stein and Sandor Vegh. His recordings include Brahms’s Double Concerto with Gidon Kremer and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Thomas Zehetmayr, Pierre Laurent Aimard and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas with pianist Paul Gulda, and the Schumann works for Violoncello and Piano with Stefan Vladar.

For more than 35 years Clemens Hagen has been the cellist of the Hagen Quartet, with whom he has recorded more than 40 CDs for Deutsche Grammophon. Other chamber music partners include Leif Ove Andsnes, Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Mitsuko Uchida, Helene Grimaud, Leonidas Kavakos, Christian Tetzlaff, Renaud Capucon, Maxim Vengerov, Lars Anders Tomter, Tabea Zimmermann, Jörg Widmann, Albrecht Mayer and Sabine Meyer. A professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where he has taught cello and chamber music since 1988, Hagen has also given Masterclasses in America, Japan and Norway. He plays a Violoncello by Antonio Stradivari from 1698.