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News Caroline Spengler secures a position in the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck

Violist Caroline Spengler (Prof. Florian Richter) won the audition for a tutti viola position in the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. She has already taken up the position. Congratulations!

Born in Heidelberg in 1995, Caroline Spengler received her first violin lessons at the age of five.

After studying at the HfMdK Frankfurt am Main in the class of Prof Susanne Stoodt, she switched to the viola and began her viola studies with Prof Barbara Westphal at the Lübeck University of Music in 2015. 2019 she completed an Erasmus semester with Prof Lars Anders Tomter in Oslo/Norway.

Since the winter semester 20/21, she has been studying for a master's degree with Prof Florian Richter at the Nuremberg University of Music.

She gained formative orchestral experience in 2022-2023 as an Academy member of the Munich Philharmonic, where she played under renowned conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Klaus Mäkelä and Daniele Gatti. Before that, she was a substitute with the Dresden Philharmonic and the Lübeck Theatre, and played in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the German National Youth Orchestra.

She has performed as a chamber musician at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival and the PODIUM Festival and has studied with Heime Müller, Eberhard Feltz and Donald Weilerstein.

She is a scholarship holder of Live Music Now e. V., the Rotary Club Nuremberg, Bayern Innovativ and the German Orchestra Foundation and has attended numerous masterclasses with Roland Glassl, Pauline Sachse and Erich Krüger, among others.

In 2018 she spent a summer in the USA at the Heifetz International Music Institute in Virginia, where she was taught by Heidi Castleman, Roberto Diaz and Jutta Puchhammer, among others.

With her own formation Duo Arima and as a member of ensemble reflektor, she enjoys exploring innovative concert formats and experimenting with interdisciplinary themes and performance concepts.