Florian RichterPrincipal Viola
Florian Richter got his first lessons for violin at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater »Felix Mendelsson Bartholdy« in Leipzig with Professor Klaus Hertel. In 2000 he changed to the viola and one year later he moved at the music high school »Schloss Belvedere« in Weimar in the class of Professor Erich Krüger.
He studied at the »Hochschule für Franz Liszt Weimar« as a multiple Federal Prize winner of »Jugend Musiziert« with Professor Ditter Leser and Professor Erich Krüger and completed his education with the concert exam.
Florian Richter was scholarship holder of Hans und Eugenia Jütting Stiftung, Deutschen Stiftung Musikleben and der Carl Flesch Akademie. As a soloist he played for example under the direction of Johannes Klumpp, Helmuth Rilling, Stefan Solyom, Michael Sanderling und Marek Janowski. He was solo violist at Staatskapelle Weimar 2010 to 2012 and also at Staatsorchester Stuttgart 2012 to 2017.
Until 2017 he was also active at the music high school »Schloss Belvedere« in Weimar for young viola players.
Since October 2017 Florian Richter has been professor for viola at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg and since August 2017 also solo violist of the Staatskapelle Dresden.