Felicitas was born in 2001 in Filderstadt. At the age of four she started playing the violin and at the age of seven she joined Ms. Ulrike Abdank at the Stuttgart Music School, where she was taught until 2014. During this time, Felicitas won several 1st Prize at Jugend Musiziert and the Tonkünstlerverband, but also changed in parallel to the viola.
In 2015, Felicitas became a member of the Federal Youth Orchestra and switched completely to the viola, initially taught by Lydia Bach. A 2nd Bundespreis Jugend Musiziert and 1st place DTKV in the solo score, a 1st Bundespreis in piano chamber music followed.
In 2017 she won a 1st Bundespreis and the WDR Klassik award with the Quartetto Paganino. Felicitas was able to perform masterclasses with Martin Stegner and Mate Szücs (Berlin Philharmonics) and Paul Coletti and has already performed twice as part of the Kronberg Academy. Since this year she is a junior student of Prof. Fehlandt at the Stuttgart conservatory.
Felicitas iN The Interview
Why and since when do you play the violin/viola?
I started playing the violin in 2005 and then changed to viola in 2013 with playing quartets and making music in the Federal Youth Orchestra.
What fascinates you most about music and why?
The diversity. You cannot live without music because music is everywhere and it is indispensable.
Which composer excites you the most and why?
Dimitri Shostakovich. He used his music as a political tool against the regime.
What are your future plans?
A big dream of mine would be to become part of a very good orchestra after studying music. Dream orchestras would be the Berlin Philharmonic, BRSO, HR, State Orchestra Munich, Vienna Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
How did you start at the Quartetto Paganino?
Peter Weilacher knew me from Jugend Musiziert and asked me to participate.
Why do you think the quartet is one of the most sophisticated music formations?
As everyone has to take over the solo part and exact timing is necessary.
How do you all master this challenge together?
Through many rehearsals and precise practice.
Which piece from your previously learned repertoire do you like best, and why?
Shostakovich Quartet No. 8. A piece with a very dramatic ulterior motive which requires an incredible concentration.
How do you imagine the future of QP?
That we continue to grow in our tasks and together as a group and that we can experience many wonderful adventures together.