Prof. Dr. Friedemann Eichhorn

Violin. Kronberg Academy.

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Il Cannone® for Violin

Il Cannone violin strings are available as a series of three brand variants. Premium strings characterised by a clear and colourful sound with punch and projection at the core. The new Il Cannone Gold is our final add on to the Il Cannone family of strings.

They are the most powerful strings in the family, even though they have the identical string tension to Il Cannone Soloist strings. The new Il Cannone Gold offer a unique strength for violin strings, enhancing the core sound of the instrument. They offer a vibrancy that makes the entire instrument resonate as if the strings are in perfect sync with the violin.

Reviews of our Il Cannone Gold sound include: ‘incredibly powerful, a palette of sensuous sound colours, fast, strong, crisp, durable, long-lasting, unique.’

Il Cannone Gold is the ultimate edition our premium Il Cannone violin strings family with a unique touch of lasting luxury.

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About Friedemann

​Born in Münster (Germany) in 1971, Friedemann Eichhorn has maintained a close connection with Kronberg Academy since 2000. As a participant in the first Chamber Music Connects the World festival, he played alongside Yuri Bashmet, Eugene Istomin, Gidon Kremer and Boris Pergamenschikow. Friedemann Eichhorn devotes a substantial portion of his work to the development of gifted young violinists.

In 2002 he was appointed to the Liszt School of Music in Weimar as one of Germany’s youngest violin professors and in 2006 he was elected as the Director of the Department of String Instruments and Harp. He is also the Artistic Director of the International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists in Weimar. In addition, Friedemann Eichhorn spent many years teaching at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg.

Friedemann Eichhorn was appointed as the Director of Kronberg Academy Study Programmes in 2012.

One of the leading German violinists of his generation, Friedemann Eichhorn is a regular guest on concert stages around the world. Highlights of the 2021-22 season include debuts with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Hong Kong Philharmonic under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach and with the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia di Roma under Sir Antonio Pappano, as well as tours in Europe, to USA, Canada and Korea.

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Friedemann Eichhorn has collaborated with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, the Symphonies of Hamburg and Munich, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Thailand Philharmonic, Korean Chamber Orchestra and many others. A longtime recording artist for Naxos, Hanssler classic and other labels Friedemann has recorded twenty violin concertos and duo and chamber music repertoire on more than 30 CDs. His recent album of Fazil Say’s complete violin works (Naxos), recorded together with the composer, the Deutsche Radio-Philharmonie and Christoph Eschenbach, has received many distinctions and was featured with rave critical acclaim. In 2022 Friedemann Eichhorn will give the world premiere of Fazil Say’s violin concerto no. 2 “spring mornings in the days of quarantine”.

As a chamber musician Friedemann Eichhorn is a founding member of the Phaeton Piano Trio and has collaborated with Gidon Kremer and Yuri Bashmet, as a soloist with the late Yehudi Menuhin. Friedemann Eichhorn is artistic director of the Kronberg Academy and enjoys teaching some selected students as a professor at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar. He has studied with Valery Gradow in Mannheim, Alberto Lysy at the Menuhin Academy in Switzerland andMargaret Pardee at the Juilliard School New York. He received a PhD in musicology from the University of Mainz. 

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Prof. Friedemann Eichhorn

Please visit Kronberg Academy to find out more about the artist including forthcoming events and an extensive portfolio of images, videos and recorded audio. 

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