Concours Rostropovitch 2005

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker

First Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris

photo © Dominique Allié

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker

with the Orchestre de Paris
Théâtre du Chatelet

Final round, 19 November 2005

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker was born in 1987 in Zwickau, Germany. She began her study of the ‘cello at age five at the Robert Schumann Conservatory in her native city. Since 2001, she has been studying with Peter Bruns at the Carl-Maria von Weber Conservatory in Dresden as well as in Leipzig. Ms. Hecker has played in masterclasses for Steven Isserlis, Leonid Gorokhov, Daniel Hope, Paul Watkins and Jonathan Tunnel. The recipient of many prizes and distinctions, she has won first place in the German National Competition “Jungend Musiziert” every year since 1999.

Ms. Hecker has performed in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. In 2004, she made a recording of the celebrated Kodàly Sonata in Berlin.

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