Gunther Schwiddessen


Violinist Gunther Schwiddessen’s career followed a cosmopolitan and unusual path even during his student days. He studied in Essen as well as at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest and received part of his chamber music training with the Bartók Quartet in Budapest.

In addition to his studies he attended masterclasses, for example with Sándor Végh, György Kurtág and Walter Levin.

He became a member of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen in 1988. In order to fill the idea of an autonomous orchestra with substance, he is active on the orchestra’s board.

In his free time, Gunther Schwiddessen likes to travel. He therefore also enjoys the many orchestra tours from a tourist point of view.