Young Talents The scholarship holders

Violin Mohamed Hiber

Born in Paris in 1995, Mohamed Hiber learnt to play the violin from the age of seven. He has been studying the violin under the guidance of Ana Chumachenco for six years, starting out in Madrid at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía and currently based at the Munich Academy of Music. He also worked with Zohrab Tadevosyan while living in Madrid.

He regularly performs as a soloist, for example in Salzburg with the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in J. S. Bach’s Double Concerto, in Madrid in Mozart’s Concerto in A-major conducted by András Schiff, or in Budapest, Hungary, where he was accompanied by the Danube Orchestra under Róbert Farkas’ baton. Since his debuts at the age of ten with the London Symphony Orchestra, he has been accompanied by the Occitania Chamber Orchestra in France and by the Sinfonietta in Munich, where he played Lalo’s Spanish Symphony. He also appeared as a soloist with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Promethée Orchestra, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. He was also invited to perform in Switzerland at the Gstaad Festival led by Neeme Järvi.

Mohamed Hiber is also a passionate and experienced chamber musician starting an international career. Last fall, he performed at the Paris Philharmonie and at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. He performed in Berlin in 2019 at the Intonations Festival and in Utrecht at the Tivoli Vredenburg. In June 2019 he performed in Denmark at the Louisiana Museum. And in August 2019 he performed with Martha Argerich first in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and then in Salzburg at the Mozarteum. He has participated in several chamber music festivals such as the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, the Easter festival in Aix-en-Provence, the Rolandseck Festival and the Mozarteum Festival in Salzburg. He has performed with artists such as Gautier Capuçon, Frédéric Guy, Alexandre Tharaud, Amihai Grosz, Edgar Moreau, Pascal Moragues, Guy Braunstein, Daishin Kashimoto and Yuri Bashmet. He gave his first chamber music concert in Paris with the pianist Itamar Golan at the Auditorium du Louvre.

Recently he took part in Gidon Kremer's master classes in Kronberg, Germany. He has also worked with András Schiff, Lorin Maazel, Zahkar Bron, Joseph Silverstein, Edward Grach, Arabella Steinbacher, Jean Lenert, R. Kovac and Mauricio Fuks.

Active as a chamber musician, he is invited with his Elyon Piano Trio to participate in the BonnFest in Germany and the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg. Based in Munich and founded three years ago, the Elyon Trio also includes the Hungarian cellist Laura Szabo and the Austrian pianist Maximilian Fischer.

Mohamed Hiber won the 3rd Prize in the International Music Competition of Marocco held by the Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017. The year before, he was awarded the audience prize in the French city of Grenoble for the best music recital. Previously, he had received first prize at the 5th “Violin of the North” Competition in Siberia as well as first prize in the Flame Competition. He has been invited by the French radio channel France Musique to participate publicly in several direct radio broadcasts.

Since 2010, he has been invited by Daniel Barenboim to play with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra; on the tour in summer 2019 as first concertmaster.

Mohamed Hiber has been selected for a scholarship from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation led by Anne-Sophie Mutter. She offers him to participate on master classes and invites him to play with her and her soloists’ Ensemble “Mutter’s Virtuosi”. Together, they toured Latin America in the fall of 2019.

Mohamed Hiber plays a violin made by Yuri Pochekin.

December 2019

Foto Copyright: A. Poupel

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