Jan Grüning, viola

Mr. Grüning serves as tenured Associate Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). He completed his own studies at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with Barbara Westphal and the New England Conservatory of Music with Kim Kashkashian. He participated and performed at various festivals both in Europe and North America – such as Orford/Canada, the Verbier Festival, the IMS Prussia Cove and the International Tibor Varga Academy in Sion, receiving further impulses in working with artists such as Yuri Bashmet, Robert Levin and Lars Anders Tomter.  Sessions with Ferenc Rados have had a great impact on his development as well.

Having been awarded the Marie-Luise Imbusch Foundation prize in 2005, a prestigious scholarship of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) followed enabling him to study abroad. An avid Chamber music enthusiast, Mr. Grüning performed with musicians such as Itzhak Perlman, Alisa Weilerstein, Menahem Pressler and Daishin Kashimoto; concerts of his have been broadcasted on both TV (ABC News, Phoenix TV) and Radio (NDR, Deutschlandradio Kultur).

Mr. Gruning plays on a Viola made by German luthier Haat-Hedlef Uilderks.