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Judith Ermert - Cellist

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Judith Ermert - Cellist

Marjan Hellraeth

Judith Ermert has an international career as chamber musician and soloist.

The cellist "thrills… with a distinctive voice and an original mind. The listener is spellbound from the very first note ... a tone that is powerful but never forced." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

The Bangkok Post describes her as "...extraordinary musical and technical talent..."

WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) praises not only her "utter will to shape", but also "the ability to accomplish her ideas authentically".

 ©Thomas Vanhaute

©Thomas Vanhaute

She was solo cellist of the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra with concerts at i.a. the Berliner Philharmonie and Wiener Konzerthaus, and since her youth she regularly performs as a soloist with renowned orchestras, such as Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Kammerphilharmonie Danzig, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha, Moldova State Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum, Sinfonietta Köln and Detmolder Kammerorchester.

Judith Ermert graduated from the Folkwang Hochschule Essen studying with Young-Chang Cho and Christoph Richter and perfected her skills in the prestigious class of Ralph Kirshbaum at the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester.
Encountering and working with Siegfried Palm she acquired a taste for devoting herself also to the music of our time at young age.
The encounters with Siegfried Palm inspired her so that she also devoted herself to the contemporary repertoire with great passion.

In 2013 her first Hindemith CD was released together with the Belgian pianist Daan Vandewalle (Fuga Libera), a recording that received an excellent international acclaim: "a performance with technical perfection, great musicality and imperial sonority" (Diapason). Recommended as "excellent choice" by the Gramophone Magazine during the Hindemith year, the CD was also nominated for the "Listener's Choice Award" of the Violoncello Foundation New York and the same year the Classic Top Ten (end of year list of KNACK).

 ©Dieter Albrecht

©Dieter Albrecht

At the age of 26, Judith Ermert was appointed as solo cellist of the Brussels Philharmonic. A year later she became a teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, where she is the head of an international cello class. She also gives master classes all over the world. Judith was Vice President of ESTA Flanders for many years and is also very committed to the "Rhapsody in School" initiative of Lars Vogt.

Judith Ermert plays a modern cello made by Andrew Finnigan & Pia Klaembt, Bremen.