Violinist Cordelia Hagmann appears frequently as a chamber musician, recitalist and concertmistress in the US and Europe. Since 2004 Cordelia has lived in NYC and plays with groups and orchestras such as SONYC, String Orchestra of New York City, the Mark Morris Dance Company and performs with the New England Symphonic Ensemble regularly in Carnegie Hall. Cordelia has performed in venues such as Carnegie Stern Hall, Carnegie Weill Hall, Merkin Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York; the Swiss Embassy in Washington, DC; at CAL performances in Berkeley, CA; the Tonhalle in Zürich and the Jerusalem Music Center and the Tel-Aviv conservatory in Israel. As a soloist Cordelia has performed with orchestras such as the Musikkollegium Winterthur and the Temple Symphony Orchestra, performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Chausson, Dvorak, Mozart, Sarasate, Saint-Saens and recently Vivaldi’s four seasons.

Cordelia began playing the violin at age five with Mattias Steiner in Switzerland. She continued her studies at the conservatory in Winterthur-Zürich with Nora Chastain (BM with honors) and in 2002 she moved to the USA where she completed her studies with a Performer Diploma with Prof. Miriam Fried at Indiana University in Bloomington. While in Indiana Cordelia was a member of the Moirae Piano Trio under the guidance of Prof. Menahem Pressler. With the Trio she performed, among other works, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with orchestra and won a top prize and the audience prize at the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition in 2004. Cordelia also won the Kiwanis Prize in Zürich in 2001, the concerto competition in Winterthur in 1998 and other prestigious scholarships in her native Switzerland. Cordelia participated in summercourses such as the international Holland Music sessions and the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades/France where she played for Herman Krebbers and Franco Gulli among others.


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