Berlin-based cellist Vladimir Waltham was born in 1989 into a family of musicians in the South of France. Passionate about all aspects of music-making, Vladimir divides his time between solo, chamber, orchestral and teaching work on both modern and baroque cello, as well as various other early instruments. In 2012, after a lengthy selection process he was chosen by the prestigious Jumpstart Jr. Foundation to receive the loan of a beautiful baroque cello by Nicola Gagliano, and in 2016 he became a prize-winner at the International Bach Competition Leipzig.
Vladimir also enjoys success with several of the chamber ensembles he has founded, notably the Linos Piano Trio, winner of the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, his Duo Domenico, awarded the Audience Prize at the 2013 York Early Music Competition and his Hieronymus String Quartet, winner of the Cavatina Intercollegiate String Quartet Prize and Audience Prize in 2012.
Vladimir can regularly be heard performing in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including London’s Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, Southbank Centre and Barbican Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw aan t’Ij, Tokyo’s Sumida Triphony Hall, and Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional. Other notable venues have included Concertgebouw Bruges, Volksbühne Berlin and Melbourne Recital Centre, with performances at festivals such as Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), City of London Festival (UK), Aldeburgh Music Festival (UK), Birdfoot Festival (USA), Podium Festival Haugesund (Norway), and Eilat Festival (Israel).
When not too busy with music, Vladimir enjoys hiking in various mountain ranges or simply staying at home with his family and cooking.
Correct as of 16/01/2017