Theresa coaches both individuals and ensembles at beginner, intermediate, and advanced playing levels. Theresa is open to online coaching sessions and lessons.
Growing up in a large active family with four creative siblings, making music at home was common. I learned to play violin at age five, and a few years later I picked up the piano. My father, a Jazz musician, also introduced me to Jazz violin. I was engaged in chamber music with both violin and piano, and started to play in a Pianotrio (having met the other two players at the Music School of Cologne). I became a Jungstudent there at the age of 14 and went on to study violin in Cologne after High School. Throughout that time, I continued to play piano, sang in a youth state choir and did various different music projects. At the same time I started to teach group lessons and instruct children.
Over the years I played in several youth orchestras (including Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra), attended festivals, and played and recorded chamber music works. In 2015, I became professionally engaged with ensembles such as the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Kölner Kammerorchester, Ensemble musica assoluta. During this time, I also began coaching amateur chamber ensembles.
Throughout my travels and musical training, I’ve met many people for whom music plays an important role, but they often don’t allow the time for playing due to career and family. I found opportunities to play with and coach them. I enjoyed it so much I decided to organize my own chamber music festival for musicians of all ages and backgrounds who share the love of music. The inaugural seminar of the Kammermusikwoche auf dem Buchnerhof was held in May 2018 in Bolzano, Italy. This annual event will continue in Bolzano (with planned expansion to new venues) creating innovative opportunities for amateur musicians. My goal is to inspire engagement, create community, and connect through the common language of music.