The German-Brazilian violinist Nicolas Koeckert, who comes from a traditional musical family, was born in Munich. From 1998 he studied at the Musikhochschule in Cologne with Zakhar Bron, while performing regularly as an international soloist. In 2005 he graduated with distinction and in 2007 completed his studies with his master’s degree. In 2001 he won first prize at the International Violin Competition in Novosibirsk (Russia), and was the first German to become a laureate at the world-famous International Tchaikovsky Violin Competition in Moscow in June 2002. In the same summer he was awarded the Artist Promotion Prize of the Bavarian Government. In June 2003 he was again a prize-winner at the Montreal International Music Competition and was awarded second prize at the International Violin Competition in St Petersburg. He has appeared as a soloist with distinguished conductors and orchestras in Europe, Asia, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and Canada.
His previous recording for Naxos (8.570988), Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto and Concert-Rhapsody with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by José Serebrier held third place in the Naxos bestseller’s ranking for some time.