Clara Franziska Schötensack

violin

Born in Assisi in 1987, she began studying the violin at the age of three. At the age of ten she joined the class of Maestro Daniel Gay at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan and in 2007 graduated with top marks and  honors. In 2014 she concluded her studies most successfully at the University of music of Lübeck in the class of Elisabeth Weber.
She has participated in Masterclasses with Salvatore Accardo and Shlomo Mintz and followed a course of specialization at the Accademia Chigiana with Giuliano Carmignola, receiving the certificate of merit.
She has also attended specialization courses held by the Debussy Trio at the Academy of Pinerolo.
Franziska is a founder of Quartetto Lyskamm, recently awarded with the second price at  the “Schubert und die Musik der Moderne” competiton in Graz and winner of Premio Rimbotti in 2014.
As a quartet she studied with the Artemis Quartet at the University of Arts of Berlin and at the European Chamber Music Academy(Ecma). She is now Masterstudent of Prof. Heime Müller at the  Music University of Lübeck.
The quartet played already in many prestigious concert venues such as Società del Quartetto in Milan, MiTo Settembre Musica Festival, Unione Musicale in Turin,  “I suoni delle Dolomiti” Festival performing with the cellist Mario Brunello.

She collaborates with mdi ensemble, a Milan group devoted to contemporary music, and with the “Repertorio Zero” where the musicians of the mdi ensemble ,using both electrical and concrete instruments,  received the award Leone d’Argento at the 2011 Biennale di Venezia.
She plays also with Eutopia, ensemble in residence at the Teatro della Tosse of Genua.

In the orchestral field she collaborates with the Orchestra Regionale Toscana as head of the second violins, with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, with the Orchestra “Leonore”, with the Regio Theater of Torino and Peteuzzelli Theater of Bari.
She won the “Ferenc-Fricsay” scholarship in 2011 of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and was awarded the opportunity to participate for one year to the concert activity at the Philharmonie Berlin.
She has been concertmaster in the youth orchestra “Luigi Cherubini” conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti and in the Orchestra dell’Accademia Mozart.
Under the direction of Claudio Abbado she was given the opportunity to collaborate with the Orchestra Mozart.

Artist's works