Matthias Worm, born in Berlin, received his first violin lessons at the age of 8 years. Following his graduation in 1977, from 1979 to 1985, he studied viola at the Berlin Academy of Music Hanns Eisler with Erich Krüger and Alfred Lipka. Since 1985 he is solo violist of the Robert Schumann Philharmonic Chemnitz. He performed premieres of the viola concertos by Viktor Bruns and Volkmar Leimert, is a member of the Robert Schumann Quartet, founding member of the Dresdner Sinfoniker and member of the Festival Orchestra in Bayreuth. In addition to countless appearances in Germany, concert tours have also taken Matthias Worms to Japan, the Czech Republic, Russia and Thailand. Numerous radio and CD recordings, including the 2004 recording of the original version of the string quartets by Robert Schumann for Sony, testify to his extensive work.
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