Nora Braun


          Nora Braun was born in Luxembourg in 1996 and began playing the cello at the age of 8. She started her musical education at the Conservatory in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) under the guidance of André Navau and Jean Halsdorf. After being awarded the 'Premier Prix' on the 'Cello, Piano and in Chamber music she was admitted to the 'Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln' in 2010 as a student of Professor Claus Kanngiesser.

          Nora is a laureate of several international competitions, receiving 1st Prize at the International Cello Competition (Liezen, Austria) in both 2012 and 2014, 1st prize at the Bundeswettbewerb 'Young Musician' 2011 (Germany) and three gold medals at the European Competition for Young Soloists (Luxembourg). In 2012, she was was awarded a scholarship by the Rotary Club Luxembourg-Kiem.

          As a soloist, Nora has appeared with orchestras such as the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, the Chamber Orchestra of Luxembourg, L'estro Armonico and the Cologne WDR-Symphonieorcheste and has appeared in venues such as the Philharmonie de Luxembourg, the Philharmonie in Cologne, and the Beethovenhaus in Bonn.

          Since September 2015 Nora has been studying with Louise Hopkins at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

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