Nadja Reich (*1993) was initially taught as a junior student by Matias de Oliveira Pinto at the University of the Arts in her hometown of Berlin, and later by Jens Peter Maintz. Between 2013 and 2019, this young cellist studied with Thomas Grossenbacher at Zurich University of the Arts. She was further inspired by musical encounters with Truls Mørk, Steven Isserlis und Alfred Brendel. She is a passionate chamber musician and has performed as such with the Doric Quartet and Midori, among others.
Between 2012 and 2017, Nadja Reich was a scholarship holder and the Music Academy Liechtenstein. She won first prize at the Guilhermina Suggia Competition in Porto in 2017 and in 2015 she won the special prize at the TONALi Competition in Hamburg. As part of the TONALi tour, concerts at the Trans-Siberian Art Festival in Moscow and Samara followed. Alongside other accolades, this musician won the Swiss Kiefer Hablitzel | Göhner Music Prize 2018 as well as the Migros-Kulturprozent Study Award. In addition to her numerous performances at renowned festivals, Nadja Reich is dedicated to the search for new concert formats and is an advocate of free improvisation and contemporary music in a variety of contexts.
Her instrument – a Filippo Fasser cello – is on generous loan from Sol Gabetta.