After 22 successful years as a partner and concertmaster with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Florian Donderer has decided to go new ways. In future, Donderer will concentrate on his role as first violinist of the Signum Quartet and set himself up as a freelance chamber musician, soloist and principal concertmaster, a qualification with which he has made a name for himself both nationally and internationally over the years at the concertmaster’s podium of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. He was thus instrumental in defining what has become one of the orchestra’s hallmarks – playing without a conductor. Donderer will maintain ties with the Kammerphilharmonie, however, and will accept future invitations to play with the orchestra. »I am leaving with a smile in one eye and a tear in the other. I’ll miss my fellow musicians and the intensive and career-defining time with the orchestra, but I’m also greatly looking forward to the tasks and challenges that await me going forward,« says Florian Donderer.