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Cellist A.Sophie Klaus 

Master of Music with Distinction, 2021 Guildhall School of Music & Drama London.


Bachelor of Music, 2019 University of Music Detmold.


Scholarship by the Foundation "Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Hamburg" in form of a
cello by Giuseppe Pedrazzini.

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Musical Stations

A-Level at the art focused High School "Pestalozzi-Gymnasium" in Munich 2014.

 Bachelor studies at the University for Music, Detmold with Alexander Gebert from 2014.
Lessons with Prof. Xenia Jankovic in 2019.

Visit of various master classes, chamber music and orchestra projects, as well as participation in a few academies.

Including lessons with the following professors:
W. Boettcher, M. Carneiro, L. Fenyo, N. Gutman, M. Hallynck,
F. Helmerson, L. Hopkins, E. Rovner, T. Thedeen, W. S. Yang,
Alban Gerhardt and Jan Vogler.


Participation in courses at the Kronberg Academy,
the Moritzburg Academy, the Järna Festival Academy and
the Aurora Academy in Stockholm.


Additional Lessons in historical performance with D. Dichtiar and
in modern playing techniques with A. Lindenbaum.

1st prize winner of the Auryn competition 2017

Erasmus Exchange to Sweden at the Edsberg Chamber Music Academy of the Royal College of Music Stockholm 2017/18.

Lessons with Jakob Koranyi, Prof. Mats Zetterqvist and
Professor Torleif Thedeen.

Master programme of artistic performance at the London
Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the class of

Prof. Louise Hopkins from autumn 2019.
Receiving the
"Child Memorial Award" from the Institution.


 Second study in baroque cello. Additional lessons with Joseph Crouch. The baroque cello by Nathaniel Cross (1731, London)

was put in her disposal by the Guildhall School.


Intensification of historical performance practice through playing a baroque cello by Johann Anton Gedler (1756, Füssen) of the
"Christa and Reinhold Buhl Foundation".

Intermitting the Masters studies in London due to the pandemic.

Beginning of the master’s degree in musicology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich after passing the entrance exam.


Continuation of the two master’s courses after returning to London. Finishing both degrees:

Master of Music in Performance, Violoncello with distinction (2021), 

Master of Arts, Musicology (2022), Munich.

Start of the newly introduced master’s programme music pedagogy, accompanied by an artistic main subject since September 2023 at the
Robert Schumann music University Düsseldorf under the direction of
Prof. Wolfgang Rüdiger.

Cello lessons with Armin Fromm and impulses by Prof. Eckard Runge.

Musical upbringing 
in the youth


Early musical education during the childhood by the parents who are working in the fields of music performance and pedagogy.


Attending classes in violoncello, piano, guitar, singing and voice training, choir, chamber music and orchestra.

Numerous successes at the german wide youth competition "Jugendmusiziert" from 2004 - 2013. Winning of various first prize in the solo cello category and in chamber music formations.


First prize winner of the "WDR3 Klassik Preis" of the City of Münster in 2013.

Second prize winner of the bavarian singing competition "Musica Bavariae - Engelsstimmen" under the patronage of Enrico de Paruta and Carolin Reiber. Various concerts and television appearances followed. 

Violoncello lessons with Edgar Gredler (BR) and later with Stephan Haack (MPhil) until the beginning of my studies. 

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