With his natural musicianship and his warm, sensual tone, 20-year-old Michael Germer has won success at concerts and competitions internationally.
Most recently, Germer has just been awarded the Gladsaxe Musikpris 2023, which was presented at a concert in March 2023, where he performed the Bruch Violin Concerto with the Copenhagen Phil under Maestro Yoel Gamzhou. In 2022, he was awarded the P2 Talent Prize at an awards concert in DR Koncerthuset, where he played from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Concerto Copenhagen and Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
As a soloist, Michael has played with the Turin Symphony Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Webern Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Phil, Århus Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Copenhagen and Université Geneva Symphony Orchestra and collaborated with conductors such as Lahav Shani, Felix Mildenberger, Marc Soustrot, Pierre Bleuse, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Gabrielle Teychenné and Vladimir Kiradjiev.
Festivals have taken Germer to Austria, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, Norway and Sweden, where he has collaborated with Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Enrico Pace, Natalie Clein, Marianna Shirinyan, Katrine Gislinge, Silke Avenhaus, Den Danske Strygekvartet, Trio Con Brio Copenhagen and his concerts have been broadcast live on Austria’s national radio – ORF, on DR P2 and on medici.tv.
In 2021, Germer had his debut in the Danish Radio Concert Hall playing Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 under Maestro Marc Soustrot. In 2020 Germer won 2nd prize and the “Prize for Best Interpretation of Paganini” at the Khachaturian International Violin Competition and later won 1st prize at the Danish String Competition as well as the “Orchestra Prize”. Before then, he was awarded the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Grant and the Jacob Gade Grant.
In 2019, he was the youngest semi-finalist at the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, which was broadcast live all over the world and he has since then been represented by Nordic Artists Management.
At the age of 16, Germer began his studies at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, with Prof. Dora Schwarzberg, but had already won the “Grand Prize” and 1st prize at the Grumiaux International Violin Competition 2019, the 1st prize at the Postacchini International Violin Competition 2019 and the “Special Prize” at the Kreisler International Violin Competition 2019, during which he performed in the famous Golden Hall of the Musikverein, Vienna at the gala finals.
Germer is an artist diploma student at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory and is a student of Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider. He is furthermore a Larsen Strings Artist and plays on a 1772 G. B. Guadagnini lent by the Augustinus Foundation.