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Sebastian Braun, born 1990 in Winterthur, is one of the most distinctive Swiss cellists in contemporary music. Besides winning the Domnick International Cello Competition (Stuttgart), he has taken prizes at various other national and international competitions and makes regular solo appearances inter alia with the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the Basel Sinfonietta, the Kammerphilharmonie Chur and the Northern Symphony Orchestra St. Petersburg. He is the cellist of the Kaleidoscope String Quartet and gives recitals at the major Swiss festivals. He took his bachelor’s degree with Conradin Brotbek at Stuttgart University of Music and completed a master’s degree with honours at Basel Academy of Music, where he studied with Thomas Demenga. Thanks to a generous loan, he plays a cello built in 1692 by Carlo Giuseppe Testore.
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