The cellist Prof. Jakob Spahn studied at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin n and completed his soloist diploma with distinction. Following his two-year scholarship of the “Karajan Academy” with the Berlin Philharmonic, he became principal cellist of the Bavarian State Opera in 2011.
He teaches as a professor at the Nuremberg University of Music. The winner of numerous national and international competitions, he was awarded the special prize of the “Alice Rosner Foundation” at the ARD Competition in 2010. As a soloist, he has performed with the Vienna Concert Association, the Russian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra St. Petersburg and the Bavarian State Orchestra, among others. Concert tours have taken him throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America. He is also particularly interested in contemporary music.