Stephan Braun is considered one of the most interesting cellists in the European jazz scene. He has played concerts with well-known musicians and ensembles, including Melody Gardot, Nils Landgren, Gil Goldstein, Chris Hinze, Don Thomson, Till Broenner, Giora Feidman and Kristjan Randalu. Trained as a classical and jazz cellist at the conservatories in Hamburg and Berlin, he and his trio won the 2010 International Jazz Competition in Bucharest. Concert performances have taken him to Asia, North America, Africa and Europe, while he has performed at well-known stages and festivals, such as the Vienna State Opera, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Berlin, Olympia Theatre Paris and Pori Jazz Festival in Finland.
Braun has participated in more than 20 CD productions and has produced two of his own albums- With his trio’s debut album (2008) he clarifies that the cello has a place in jazz, bringing the Groove! In spring 2012 his duo “Deep Strings” released their CD “Façon” on nrw-Records.
He teaches at the Jazzinstitut Berlin and at the University of Music, Theatre and Media in Hannover. Currently Stephan Braun lives as a musician in Berlin.
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