Katerina Chatzinikolau – “Ode to Joy” for Violin Solo

By 44faced on Jul 11, 2022 in Music - 0 Comments

The “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven‘s 9th Symphony is one of the most famous works written by Beethoven and at the same time one of the best-known classically works ever. It is mainly known as the European hymn. This work is a virtuosic arrangement of the 4th movement of the 9th Symphony for violin solo written by violinist Katerina Chatzinikolau.

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About Katerina Chatzinikolau:

Praised by the Rheinische Post as a musician of “sparkling vitality and virtuosity” violinist Katerina Chatzinikolau captivates audiences with her unique arrangements and interpretations of classical musical works.

Her performances push the boundaries of conventional concert formats and mark her work as an indefatigable explorer with a great desire to offer her audiences new approaches and ultimately broaden their own understanding of music.

Collaborations with film art, design and architecture are an important aspect of her artistic activities. In her latest video project “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven she presents her work as a violinist and arranger on her YouTube channel.

Katerina is a first prize winner of the 2020 Golden Classical Music Awards, the eMuse International Music Competition (2017) and the Panhellenic Competition “Young Soloist” a.o.

As a soloist, Katerina has performed in prestigious concert halls such as Philharmonie Koln, Carnegie Hall, Tonhalle Dusseldorf, rbb-Rundfunksaal Berlin, Royal Theater Thessaloniki, Beethovenhalle Bonn, Laeiszhalle Hamburg and Liederhalle Stuttgart. She has performed with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra a.o.

In July 2022 Katerina will play her debut with German conductor Christoph Eschenbach with the Underground Youth Orchestra at the “International Kalamata Music Days” in Greece.

Katerina received further musical inspiration at international master classes with Leonidas Kavakos, Pavel Vernikov, Andres Cardenes, Mauricio Fuks, Ida Kavafan, Barnabas Kelemen, Mihaela Martin, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Evgueni Sinaiski at the Kronberg Academy a.o.

From 2021 to 2022 she has been 3rd concertmaster position with the Duisburg Philharmonic.

Katerina studied in Pre-College at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule Dusseldorf with Alexander Kramarov and is a Master’s graduate of the HfMT Koln, where she studied “Violin Solo” with Ariadne Daskalakis and Musicology with a focus on “Artistic Development and Reflection”.

In 2020 she received a scholarship provided by Tarisio Auctions. In Germany, she was challenged by the Franz and Christel Kuhlmann Foundation and the Horst and Gretl Will Foundation. She was also a scholarship recipient of “Yehudi Menuhin – Live Music Now” and she was awarded the NRW Scholarship, the E.ON Scholarship Fund and a DAAD Scholarship.