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Encyclopedia > Michaela Paetsch
Michaela Paetsch Neftel
Michaela and her violin
Michaela and her violin
Background information
Birth name Michaela Modjeska Paetsch
Born November 12, 1961
Origin Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Genre(s) Classical music
Occupation(s) Concert Violinist
Instrument(s) Violin
Years active 1971-


Michaela Paetsch Neftel (November 12, 1961) is an American violinist who was born in Colorado Springs. She is known for being the first female in the world to have recorded all 24 Paganini Caprices for solo violin. Image File history File linksMetadata Michaelapaetsch. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_USA.svg‎ REDIRECT File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Elvis Presley Stevie Nicks Jodie Foster Janet Jackson Meryl Streep Jessica Lange Faye Dunaway Madonna (entertainer) Trent Reznor Diana Ross User:Mtiedemann... Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin. ... Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. ... Niccolò Paganini Niccolò Paganini, (Genoa, October 27, 1782 - Nice, May 27, 1840) was a violinist and composer. ...

Early life

Michaela Paetsch was raised in a large musical family - with parents (Gunther and Priscilla), two sisters (Phebe and Brigitte) and four brothers (Johann, Christian, Engelbert and Siegmund) - in Colorado Springs. She studied first with her parents since the age of three with Priscilla and Gunther Paetsch, then with Ivan Galamian at Meadowmount and later with Szymon Goldberg at Yale University and at the Curtis Institute of Music. Born in Colorado Springs USA on April 11, 1964 of musical parents, Johann Sebastian Paetsch began cello studies with his father Günther Paetsch at the age of 5, giving his first recital when only 6. ... Ivan Alexander Galamian (February 5, 1903–April 14, 1981) was one of the most influential violin teachers of the Twentieth Century. ... The Meadowmount School of Music, founded in 1944 by Ivan Galamian, is a 7-week summer school in Upstate New York for accomplished young violinists, cellists, violists, and pianists training for professional careers in music. ... Category: Possible copyright violations ... Yale redirects here. ... The Curtis Institute of Music is a conservatory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that offers courses of study leading to a performance Diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Opera, and Professional Studies Certificate in Opera. ...

Musical Career

She made her debut as a soloist at the age of eleven with the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. Since then, she has been performing as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in the major musical centres of the world, including New York's Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Library of Congress in Washington. She has also played in major festivals such as the Marlboro, Tokyo, Davos, Berlin (Brandenburg Summer Concerts), Banff, Boulder, and "Mostly Mozart" in New York. Felix Mendelssohns Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. ... Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... , Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. ... The Great Hall interior. ... The Marlboro Music School and Festival is a retreat for advanced classical training and musicianship held for seven weeks each summer in Marlboro, Vermont. ... Banff may refer to: Banff National Park Banff, Alberta Banff, Scotland Banff Television Festival This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

She has been invited as soloist with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonics of Osaka, Japan, Seoul, Liège and Bergen; the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Residentie Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the BBC Symphony, among others. She has performed under such conductors as Kent Nagano, Dimitrij Kitajenko, Horst Stein and Myung-Whun Chung.

As a soloist of international repute she has performed in concert with, among others, the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig Germany, the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, the Hallé Orchestra Manchester, La Suisse Romande and Montreal.[1] The BBC Symphony Orchestra is the principal orchestra of the British Broadcasting Corporation and one of the leading orchestras in Britain. ... The Gewandhaus (cloth house) is a famed concert hall in Leipzig, Germany. ... The NHK Symphony Orchestra (NHK交響楽団) in Tokyo, Japan began as the New Symphony Orchestra on October 5, 1926 and was the countrys first professional orchestra. ... The Hallé Orchestra is one of Britains longest established orchestras, and is based in Manchester. ...


She has won numerous awards, including first prize in the G.B. Dealey International Competition in Dallas and top prizes in the Queen Elisabeth and the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competitions. The Queen Elisabeth music Competition, a founder member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (1957) has been, since its foundation, considered the world over to be one of the most prestigious, but also one of the most difficult in existence. ... The International Tchaikovsky Competition is one of the most prestigious classical music competitions in the world. ...


Her extensive discography includes:

  • The 24 Caprices by Niccolò Paganini with Teldec.
  • She has also recorded with Sony Classical, Arte Nova (BMG) and Tudor.
  • Her recent disc of the Concertos by Joachim Raff with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (TUDOR 7086).[2]

Since 1993 Michaela Paetsch is the violinist of the quartet ensemble incanto with which she tours extensively and records regularly. She lives in Bern, Switzerland. Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (October 27, 1782 – May 27, 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. ... Joseph Joachim Raff (May 27, 1822 - June 24 or June 25, 1882) was a composer, teacher and pianist. ...


  1. ^ A short Bio of Michaela Paetsch
  2. ^ Bio from the Queen Elisabeth International Competition



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