Jochen Brusch, violinist

Jochen Brusch studied violin at the conservatories of Essen and Hanover. He graduated from the Duisburg conservatory and the “Royal College of Music”, London.

After his educational years he held positions as violinist in the “Herning Stadstrio”, an official Danish piano-trio and as concertmaster of the “Essen Philharmonic Orchestra” in Germany.

He now lives with his family in the university-town of Tübingen, South-Germany, where he has established a versatile freelance career.

As a violinist he performs the great violin-concerti of amongst others Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Mendelssohn, Brahms, the complete solo-works by Bach and Ysaye as well as many more works of the standard repertory. He is equally at home in other styles of music such as Tango, Gipsy and Klezmer.

As part of the exciting project “Retro Rock” he regularly plays music by Pink Floyd, The Doors, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum and other “classics” of that genre.

Together with Danish guitarist Finn Svit he has been an official guest-soloist within the Danish cultural program for children in the show “Animals in Music” and other shows, performed hundreds of times during the recent years.

Jochen Brusch has published a number of compositions and transcriptions that have been widely appreciated . among these 30 transcriptions of keyboard works by Bach and his own concert-piece “The Eagle”.

Jochen Brusch has been appointed conductor of the orchestra of the “Tübinger Kammermusikkreis” in 2008, with which he also performs violinconcertos such as the concertos by Mozart, Viotti, Paganini, Vieuxtemps and others.

His publications on CD of more than 150 works of the violin repertoire have been highly acclaimed.

A violin by Peter Greiner of Bonn modeled after Paganini’s famous “Guarnerius del Gésu” is his favorite concert instrument.