Prof. Gert von Bülow
Born in Copenhagen, Gert von Bülow gave his first recital aged six and studied later at the Royal College of Music. After getting his diploma and giving his debut in Copenhagen, he continued his studies with Gregor Piatigorsky in Los Angeles and Pierre Fournier in Geneva. His career started as soloist and chamber musician at festivals in Europe, Brazil, Canada and The far East. He went on giving concerts together with artists like Paul Badura-Skoda, Nelson Freire, David Geringas, Elly Ameling, Jerzy Semkow, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Jörg Demus, Detlev Kraus, Karl Leister, Jeremy Menuhin, Norman Shettler, Gil Shaham and many others. He has recorded numerous pieces for the Danish Radio, amongst which there are many first performances of works especially written for him by Danish composers like Vagn Holmboe, Yngve Jan Trede, Poul Rovsing Olsen or Svend Westergaard. He played for records works by Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Anton Rubinstein and contemporary Danish composers. Gert von Bülow also worked as a composer and wrote music for radio dramas commissioned by the Danish Radio and for ballets produced by the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen.
Since 1982 Gert von Bülow studied intensively different aspects of historical interpretation. A very important role in this development played the six suites for Violoncello solo by Johann Sebastian Bach in the original version (for the baroque violoncello and the five stringed baroque music, but he also gives masterclasses on baroque interpretation all over the world. In Germany he grounded 1992, together with two colleagues, the international Chamber Music Academy in Kronberg im Taunus. Some of his most important chamber music projects are now the concerts with the "Edison-Trio", which Gert von Bülow grounded 1995 together with the violinist Ya'akov Rubinstein and the Pianist Frank-Immo Zichner. As a teacher he worked at the universities of Göteborg and Malmö (Sweden), as well as at the music colleges of Copenhagen, Aalborg and Aarhus (Denmark). He gave masterclasses in Scandinavia, Great Britain, Austria, South Korea and China (Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing) Since 1994 Gert von Bülow is professor for violoncello and baroquecello at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock" in Germany.