COMPETITION PRIZE WINNER 2023
With joy we can send our prizes and diploma to mr. Rocco Pheil !
Congratulations on his work, study and passion!
We wish you a great future!
Second Prize: Not given
third Prize: Not given
Rocco Pfeil was born in Berlin on January 26th, 2009. At the age of four, he chose the violin as his favourite instrument and received regular violin lessons at the municipal music school "Béla Bartók" in Berlin. There he was soon admitted into a programme for gifted children and also received piano and music theory lessons.
From the age of eight, he became a private student of Professor Johannes Kittel and continued his violin studies with him after being admitted as a violinist at the Musikgymnasium Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in Berlin at the age of ten. In 2022, in the 7th grade, he became a junior student in Professor Ulf Wallin's violin class at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. Rocco has attended master classes with Professor Olga Zolotareva (Royal Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium) and Professor Ulrike-Anima Mathé (School of Music Detmold, Germany).
He has performed in various children's orchestras since the age of five, including the children's opera orchestra at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, Max Renne and Guiseppe Mentuccia until the age of 13. In addition to the school orchestra, he is currently a member of the Eastgate Youth Orchestra (Germany/Poland/Ukraine) under conduction of Remigiusz Skorwider, in both he is performing as a soloist this year in Poland and Germany.
Rocco won first prizes both regional in Berlin and nationwide at the German Music Competition “Jugend musiziert" as well as at the Märkische Musiktage International Competition, where he already performed as a soloist with the Preußisches Kammerorchester in 2020 and with the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder) under the conduction of Jürgen Bruns in 2019, and again this year.
Since 2022, Rocco has been a scholarship holder of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and plays a violin from the instrument fund.