Nils Biesewig


The German born Nils Biesewig had his first violin lessons at the music school in his hometown Ibbenbüren in North Rhine-Westphalia. His wish to become a professional musician was awoken when he became a member of the youth symphony orchestra of the Lower Saxony state. He was coached by Roman Bonfig in Osnabrück during his preparation for university admissions.


Between 2009 and 2014 Nils Biesewig studied music, German philology and pedagogy at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performings Arts and at the Goethe University Frankfurt. He graduated with excellent marks to become a high school teacher. During his studies, he also spent an exchange year in Helsinki, Finland where he studied the violin under Mari Tampere-Bezrodny.

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© 2017 Anna Marila, Nils Biesewig

After his graduation, Nils Biesewig commenced undergraduate studies in violin at Dr. Hoch's Conservatory in Frankurt with Barbara Kummer-Buchberger. While playing in orchestra there, he developed a great liking for the viola. After private lessons with Philipp Nickel, and upon receiving his Bachelor's Diploma in violin, he continued his studies at the University of Music Detmold, this time on the viola with professors Diemut Poppen and Veit Hertenstein.



Nils is a regular member of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and often plays as viola leader there.


Since 2016 the violist pursues his passion for orchestral playing as a member of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, an orchestra that under the baton of Kristjan Jarvi gives concerts throughout Northern Europe. Here he frequently acts as solo violist. In the Norwegian 1B1 Group orchestra, where he occasionally plays, Nils Biesewig has had the opportunity to experience intense chamber musicianship and to perform from memory with an entire ensemble as a natural part of the working process.


"energetic and virtuoso" (Allgemeine Zeitung Bingen)


With his trio ʻClaviopiaʼ in the unusual formation with piano, clarinet and viola/violin, Nils Biesewig regularly performs in Southern Germany. The Allgemeine Zeitung Bingen praised the young musicians for their ʻʻenergetic and virtuoso playingʼʼ under the headline ʻʻClassical music rocksʼʼ.





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