Lilian Mann, Cello
Already at a young age, she started performing as a soloist, with repertoire including Elgar's cello concerto.
She began her studies with Prof Contino in Freiburg, and completed her Diploma with Gustav Rivinius in Saarbrücken.
Her musical inspiration was influenced and encouraged by artists such as Janos Starker, Maria Kliegel and Christoph Henkel amongst others. She was a regular favourite at the Pablo Casals festival and the St. Pauler Kultursommer. She was accepted into the first generation of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester Academy, where she undertook tuition from Professor Veronika Wilhelm, under whom she completed her Advanced Solo Studies exam.
Lilian has had contracts with orchestras such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Philharmonia orchestra of Dessau, and the WDR Radio orchestra. She also has broadened her already wide orchestral experience performing as guest with orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Halle, the Robert Schumann Philharmonie Chemnitz, the Aachen symphony orchestra and the Mönchen-Gladbach Sinfoniker.
Tours with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra took her to the musical centres of Europe and worldwide, including Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan. She has performed under worldwide renowned conductors such as Sir Roger Norrington, Riccardo Chailly, Herbert Blomstedt, Daniel Harding and Kristian Järvi.
Lilian succeeds in continuously broadening her artistic horizons whilst staying true to her own unique interpretations. She holds a particular interest for chamber music and Baroque interpretation. Her knowledge of Baroque cello and historical interpretation was deepened by her studies with Markus Möllenbeck.
Lilian is the co-founder of Duo Gemella and the trio Calatrava. She has also gained teaching experience in Seoul, South Korea, and throughout Germany. Currently she resides in Cologne.
Lilian plays a cello by the renowned Luthier Sebastian Schade from Halle a.d. Saale, Germany.