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Muriel Oberhofer - Violin


Praised for her profound musicality and her naturally flowing tone, Muriel Oberhofer most recently appeared in a number of concerts across Europe, performing in prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, Schloss Pellendorf in Austria, as well as Schloss Au and Tonhalle Zürich in Switzerland. Further solo performances include Vivaldi’s Double Violin Concerto together with Peter Zazofsky in the USA and a tour with the Neues Zürcher Orchester across Switzerland. She regularly attends masterclasses, most recently with Hilary Hahn, James Ehnes and Peter Zazofsky. Competition successes include winning first prize with distinction at the Swiss National Youth Music Competition.

Last January, Muriel lead the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra under Semyon Bychkov. Previous orchestral experiences include leading the Royal Academy Chamber Orchestra under Peter Whelan as well as the Youth Chamber Orchestra in Zurich, the Royal Academy String Orchestra and co-leading projects with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra in the Tonhalle Zürich.

As a chamber musician, Muriel is playing regularly in chamber music recitals and festivals. She is a founding member of the Cobalt Piano Trio, which won the Harry Isaacs and Max Pirani Piano Trio prize at the Royal Academy of Music and, under the mentorship of György Pauk, appears regularly in recitals across England. She also participated in a series of chamber music masterclasses, including with Jeremy Menuhin, Adrian Brendel and Yehuda Hanani.

Muriel is recipient of the Calleva Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, where she is currently studying her masters degree under Roman Simovic. Previously, she studied privately in Zurich with Klaidi Sahatci and completed her undergraduate degree with FirstClass Honours at the Royal Academy of Music under Nicholas Miller. Muriel is part of the Talent Unlimited charity scheme.

Muriel performs on a 1690 Vincenzo Rugeri violin, kindly loaned to her by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.

submission November 2023