From early baroque to contemporary music, German violinist Thomas Reif is equally sought after for his work as soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician.
As a soloist, Mr. Reif performed with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Münchener Rundfunkorchester, the Symphony Orchestra of Carinthia, the Symphony Orchestra of Vorarlberg and the Salzburg Chamber Soloists under the batons of Marin Alsop, Paul Meyer Bruno Weil, Ulrich Windfuhr and Douglas Boyd.
He is 2nd Prize winner at the 12th International Mozart Competition in Salzburg (2016) and was awardee at national and international competitions, including the Queen Elisabeth Competiton in Brussels (Laureate, 2015), the Leopold Mozart Competition in Germany (3rd Prize, 2013), the Elise Meyer Competition in Hamburg/Germany (1st Prize, 2012), the Johannes Brahms Competiton in Pörtschach/Austria (1st Prize, 2010) and the Ruggiero Ricci Competition in Salzburg/Austria (1st Prize, 2009).
As the first violinist and co-founder of the ensemble c4, he performs baroque chamber and orchestral music in new and daring interpretations, combining music and poetry as well as multimedia to make interesting and unexpected programs.
He is currently earning his masters degree at the Hochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Prof. Stephan Picard.
He plays a violin by Tomaso Balestrieri from 1760.