Co-founder and Artistic Director
An active concertizing violinist, Sven Stucke has appeared with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout Europe, United States and Asia. Winner of the Louise-Henriette International Violin Competition and the Queen Sophie Charlotte International Violin Competition, Mr. Stucke has been a scholarship recipient of the Maggini Foundation, International Association of Wagner Societies(Richard Wagner Association Magdeburg), Associazione Intonarumori and Doms Stiftung. Mr. Stucke has made CD and radio recordings for RBB, WDR, MDR and SWR. As a young artist of Villa Musica and Yehudi Menuhin Foundation Live Music Now, he has collaborated in chamber music with worldwide renowned artists including Pinchas Zukerman, Vadim Gluzman, Rainer Honeck and Augustin Dumay. Highlights of his recent seasons include debuts at Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center as well as Gezeiten Festival and Guangzhou Arts Festival. He appeared with “Sound of Unity” Exhibit-In-Concert in New York, Brussels, Magdeburg, Chengdu and Guangzhou, China, and was invited as a special guest to perform at the 10th Chinese Golden Bell Award For Music. In summer 2014, he returned to Brussels for his 3rd solo recital appearance at the European Parliament. Highlights of the 2016-2017 season include his German tour of Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Klassiche Philharmonie Bonn at Konzerthaus Berlin Grosser Saal, Grosser Sendesaal NDR, "Die Glocke” Das Bremer Konzerthaus, Rudolf Oetker Halle, Steigenberger Kurhaus-Saal, as well as solo and chamber music appearances at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and with the Forte New York Chamber Music Concert Series; in summer 2017, he returns as faculty to the Rushmore Music Festival. Mr. Stucke is the Artistic Director of the Karwendel Music Festival since 2015.
Mr. Stucke plays on a 1765 T. Balestrieri violin from a private collection and a bow made by Heinz Dölling. Among his teachers are Pinchas Zukerman, Victor Tretjakov, Pavel Vernikov and Jost Witter.