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Klaus Stoll , born in May 1943 in Rheydt / Germany , first played the violin , but at the age of twelve started playing the double bass which he was taught by his father Karl Stoll . During studies with Heinz Detering in Cologne he became a member of the Niederrheinische Sinfoniker in 1959 . Six years later he joined the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra , became co - principal bassist in 1967 and finally , in 1992 he became first soloist of this world famous orchestra .

In addition to his frequent appearances as soloist he has a long and worldwide career as chamber musician . Stoll premiered more than sixty new works for double bass solo and appeared at many renowned festivals ( in Salzburg , Lucerne , Aldeburgh , Helsinki , Echternach , Santander , Rheingau , Tokyo , etc. ) . Klaus Stoll particulary works since about twelve years with the Berlin Philharmonic Ensemble '' Berliner Barocksolisten '' and periodically together with great musicians like Heinz Holliger , Maurice Bourgue , Emanuel Pahud , Andras Schiff , Bruno Canino , Rainer Kussmaul , Christiane Jaccotet , Thomas Zehetmair , Nicolaus Harnoncourt etc . .
He has taught at the '' Hochschule der Kuenste '' ( HdK / UdK ) in Berlin from 1980 to 2000 , as professor at the '' Hochschule Mozarteum '' in Salzburg from 1991 to 1998 and since 1992 he exclusively teaches at the '' Academy of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra '' . He regulary held courses and masterclasses in Italy ( Milano , Ferrara , Fiesole ) , in Japan ( PMF) , for ten years between 1988 and 2004 at the '' Carl - Flesch - Academy '' in Baden - Baden , from 1991 to 1997 the summer academies in Salzburg and since 2003 he teaches at the '' Instrumenta '' in Puebla and Oaxaca / Mexico . Klaus Stoll is appointed professor h.c. of the '' Shanghai Conservatory of Music '' since 2005 and has taught in 18 countries of Europe , Asia and both Americas .


Since 2002 Klaus Stoll and his wife Ofelia hold courses and classes together in both main techniques , the French and the German Bow and in their languages German , English and Spanish for professional and junior bassists.

 

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