Languages: German, English
Barbara Doll performs in the international music scene both as a soloist and chamber musician. Since 2014 she is professor of violin at the Music Academy in Basel, Switzerland, having hold a similar position at the University of the Arts in Bern since 2004. Barbara is passionately engaged in supporting highly talented young violinists also before entering college.
Picture (c) Judith Schlosser
Born near Munich, she was taught by legendary teachers as Ana Chumachenco, Thomas Zehetmair, Thomas Brandis, David Takeno, György Kurtag, György Sebök and Sándor Végh.
Barbara’s interpretations of both mainstream and rarely performed repertoire have been internationally acclaimed for their personal and authentic approach. She is also a passionate violist and member of the ARIA Quartett.
Barbara is a laureate of the International Schubert Competition Graz, and of the Kuhmo International Duo Competition, Finland. She has appeared at such venues as the Wigmore Hall and the Barbican in London, the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, as soloist e.g. with the English Chamber Orchestra and the European Union Chamber Orchestra. Barbara has been guest leading and directing prestigious chamber orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, the Basel Chamber Orchestra, the Zurich, Munich and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras and the Ensemble Resonanz. For more than twenty years she has been playing in the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, often under Claudio Abbado and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Barbara is regularly invited to prestigious festivals to perform and give masterclasses. Recent and upcoming engagements include Villa Musica Mainz, Künstlerhaus Boswil, Hindemith Foundation Blonay , Old Ox Chamber Music Festival Sweden, International Masterclasses Liechtenstein, Astona International, Valdres Sommersymfoni Norway, and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove, England.