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Home > Sebastian Bru : Musicians > Sebastian Bru

Sebastian Bru


Place of Birth: Wien
Membership in the Vienna State Opera Orchestra: 2006
Membership in the Association of the Vienna Philharmonic: 2013

Sebastian Bru, was born into a musical family in Vienna on October 24, 1987, and received his first cello lessons at the age of 8 from his father, Ricardo Bru, principal cellist at the Vienna Volksoper. He continued his study of the cello study with Krystina Wimmer (Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra) and Josef Podhoransky (College of Music, Bratislava), as well as with Robert Nagy (Vienna Conservatory Private University). He augmented this work with courses and master classes from Clemens Hagen, David Geringas, Swteven Isserlis and Heinrich Schiff. Already at a young age, Sebastian Bru dedicated himself to orchestral playing, performing with, among others, the Wiener Jeunesse Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the Verbier Festival Orchestra. At the age of 18, he won an audition and was accepted into the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, beginning his service there on November 1, 2006, as a member of the cello section.

Having precociously procured numerous prizes such as at the Jugendwettbewerb "Prima la musica" and at the "Fedelio-Wettbewerb" and in addition to having served as principal cellist with the Vienna Symphony, Sebastian Bru made solo appearances in Austria, Europe, South America and Asia, performing with the Vienna Symphony, the Orquesta Sinfonía Nacional (Buenos Aires), the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wiener Chamber Orchestra, the orchestra "Spirit of Europe" and others. Among his partners in these appearances have been Rudolf Buchbinder, Ildikó Raimondi, as well as numerous members of the Vienna Philharmonic. Many of his concerts have been broadcast nationally and internationally.

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