Cord Koss

Cord Koss, born in Berlin in 1999, received his first violin lessons at the age of four.

He is currently studying in the class of Prof. Sophia Jaffé at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main and received further musical impulses from master classes given by Prof. Nora Chastain and Prof. Stephan Picard, among others.

Cord is a prize winner of international and national competitions. His successes include third prize at the 37th "Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition“ and several prizes at the German competition "Jugend Musiziert". He made his debut as a soloist in Italy playing together with the "Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi".

His extensive orchestral and chamber music activities have taken him to many major concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cologne Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Bruges and the German Opera Berlin. Cord became a member of the „Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie“ in 2014 and has been an active member of the „Junge Deutsche Philharmonie“ since 2019. Due to his passionate interest in historical performance practice, he has also been studying baroque violin with Prof. Petra Müllejans and Prof. Mayumi Hirasaki since 2020 and takes part in baroque festivals such as
the "Höri Musiktage".

He is a scholarship holder of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation "Live music now" and won a scholarship for an instrument by master violin maker Thomas van der Heyd.
Cord Koss will be part of the academy of the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam in 2022/2023.