Stephan Braun is considered one of the most interesting cellists in the European jazz scene. He already played concerts with well-known musicians and ensembles, for example 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. 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.
As a sideman, he has participated in more than 20 CD productions and has also produced two own albums: With his CD debut (2008) of his trio he answers once and for all the question of what the true domain of the cello in jazz is: it’s 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 freelance musician in Berlin.
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