With solo performances in greatest concert halls of the world including the Berlin and Munich Philharmonic; the Kennedy Center,  Washington; Avery Fisher Hall, New York; Tonhalle Zurich; Goldenen Saal, Vienna or the Scala, Milan; working with directors like Sergiu Celibidache, Charles Dutoit, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Yehudi Menuhin, Jun Maerkl, Yutaka Sado, Franz Welser-Moest, Andris Nelsons and Marcello Viotti, Ingolf Turban commands  a repertoire of works, some of which have rarely been performed on stage.

Ingolf Turban by Jan Greune

His virtuosic skill for Niccolò Paganinis works gained critical acclaim for his March 2006 performance with the New York Philharmonic, additionally his complete recording of the six violin concertos (Telos Records) and in the TV documentary „Paganinis Geheimnis“ ( 2006).

His extensive repertoire in all branches has produced over 40 albums. His much celebrated premiere performances have gained world wide acclaim and are now recognized as standard concert works.

In 2005 he founded the Chamber Orchestra „I Virtuosi di Paganini“.  In the 11 previous years, he was professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart, Germany, then was called to the University for Music and Theater in Munich, Germany.

Ingolf Turban lives with his family in Munich.
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photo: © Dorothee Falke, München

In June 21 Ingolf Turban is awarded with the International-Classical-Music-Award 2021 (ICMA)


1964 born in Munich, at the age of 12 received into the Violin-class of Gerhart Hetzel
1985 Concertmaster of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
1986 Solodebut with Celibidache and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in Munich
1988 Turban is leaving the Orchestra and concentrates to his solo-career
1991 Debut at the Scala (Milano, Italy) USA-Debut in Washington
1995 Professor in Stuttgart
2006 Professor in Munich
2021 Ingolf Turban is awarded the International-Classical-Music-Award

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