Charlotte Woronkow


Charlotte Woronkow was born to German-Russian parents in Herne in 1993. She began her professional music education at the International Conservatory at the Phoenixsee in Dortmund with her long-term teacher and supporter, Alexander Ostrovski. From 2012, she continued her musical studies at the Musikhochschule Lausanne, in Professor Pavel Vernikov’s class.

The young violinist has numerous awards to her name. As a 15-year-old, in addition to winning 1stprize at the German federal competition “Jugend musiziert” with maximum points, she was awarded the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben’s special prize. In 2008, she was awarded the “Ferdinand Trimborn” NRW scholarship prize. She has also enjoyed international success at various competitions like the “Welt-Wettbewerb für junge Violinisten”, the “Telemann Competition”, the “Andrea Postacchini” International Competition and the “International Jeunesses Musicales Competition” in Belgrade. In 2016, the young violinist received a scholarship from the Fondation Nicati-de Luze in Lausanne and the Rahn Kulturfonds in Zürich. In 2017, she was awarded the “Prix du domaine musique et arts de la scène de la HES-SO 2017”. 

Charlotte Woronkow has played with outstanding musicians at the Sion Festival, and in 2017 she was invited to play at the Crans-Montana Classics for the first of several times, and became a member of the ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA in Liechtenstein.

As a soloist, Charlotte Woronkow has performed in the Cologne Philharmonie, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, the Accademia Filarmonica di Verona, the Gnessin Institute in Moscow and several other venues. Highlights of her career to date have been her performances with the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra and the Ural State Philharmonic Orchestra as well as with numerous chamber orchestras.

Charlotte Woronkow plays an Italian Cesare Candi violin built in 1930, on loan from the Fondation Lalive.


November 2018