Raphaela Paetsch

Born in 1996 in Switzerland, cellist Raphaela Paetsch started her studies with her father Johann Sebastian Paetsch at the age of 4. She was accepted in the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana at the age of 8 and at 16 continued her studies with Prof. Monika Leskovar while attending the Pre-professional course for young musicians at the Conservatoire.
Along side her studies at the Conservatoire, she has also taken part in masterclasses and lessons with Wolfgang Schmidt, Jens Peter Maintz, Troels Svane, Wen-Sinn Yang, Giovanni Sollima, Konstantin Heidrich, Gregor Horsch and Johannes Goritzky to name a few.
At the age of 13 she became principal cellist of the Orchestra Giovanile d'archi della Svizzera Italiana and has performed numerous concerts with the cello Ensemble Cellissimo, she has given numerous concerts and benefit concerts in Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain and in the USA as soloist and as a member of a string quintet.
She has performed as soloist with the Corelli Ensamble and the Locarno Chamber Orchestra and was invited to perform in "Festivo" Festival in Rauma, Finnland. She has won nuomerous prizes in the Schweizer Jungendnusikwettberwerb in categories: cello solo, cello-violin duo, piano duo and piano trio. She has also won 1st Prize in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Musik Festival while playing in the prestigious hall Musikverein in Vienna, and 1st Prize in the Torneo Internazionale di Musica in Como, Italy. In 2014 she was awarded a Special Prize by the SUISA Fondation for the best performance of a Swiss composer in the Swiss National Competition. In 2015 she was accepted in the "Universit├Ąt der Kunste Berlin" in the class of Konstantin Heidrich, the same year she played the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Neues Symphonic Orchester Berlin.

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NamePaetsch, Raphaela
Date of Birth1996-08-02
Born inSwitzerland, Europe
Home LocationLugano, Switzerland
Main languageEnglish
Additional languages Italian,  German 
attended UniversitiesUniversit├Ąt der Kunste Berlin (UDK)
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