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Wagner Rodrigues (Violin)

He started studying violin at the age of five and graduated in one of the most important conservatory in Latin America the “CDMCC” in the class of Prof. Dr. Paulo Bosisio who graduated in Konzertexamen from Musikhochschule Köln as a Prof. Max Rostal pupil.

During his career as a student he has won 7 top Latin competitions for Young Soloists and has also won over 10 scholarships from teachers from Germany, United States, France, Switzerland and Denmark. The most relevant scholarship in his career as a student was offered by the violinist Erick Friedman to join Yale School with 14 years old.

At the age of 16 he became the youngest musician to win a performance job in one of the most

traditional orchestras in Brazil the “Campinas Symphony Orchestra” in which he started his professional career in 2001. In 2006 he became a member of one of the majors Brazilian orchestras, the “Brazilian Symphony Orchestra” and in 2015 he was unanimously winner for the concertino position, in which he performed until 2018.

He was selected by the pianists Menahem Pressler and Ilan Rechtman to represent Brazil in Israel as a soloist with the “Israel Chamber Orchestra” alongside the violinist Guy Braunstein in 2011. He was finalist to be member at the Concertgebouworkest in 2011 (1st violin Tutti) and 2021 (Principal 2nd violin).

He decided to move to Germany in 2018 after being unanimously approved in 2 German orchestras, Rodrigues won the Echo Awards with the “Dogma Chamber Orchestra”, in which he was invited to be soloist in December 2019.

He currently works as a guest violinist in orchestras in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Portugal and France. He regularly performs in importants Concert Halls such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, ElbPhilharmonie, Kölner Philharmonie, Opernhaus Zürich, Gewandhaus, Concertgebouw, among others.

Throughout his career he worked with musicians such as Semyon Bychkov, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Kent Nagano, Marin Alsop, Gustavo Dudamel, Pinchas Zukerman, Erick Friedman, Rainer Honeck, Augustin Hadelich, Leonidas Kavakos, among many others.

Currently, Rodrigues works as a member in “Dogma Chamber Orchestra”, “Sinfonie Orchester

Berlin” (3rd concertmaster) and he is also the founder member and concertmaster of the “Chamber Orchestra Brazil”.

Bernardius Calcannius 1784 violin was exhibited for 20 years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art before being awarded by the Autran Dourado family to Wagner Rodrigues in 2011.