credit Hans Engels
Cellist Joachim Wohlgemuth from Augsburg took his first lessons on the instrument at the age of seven. At fourteen, he began his studies as a preparatory student in Hartmut Tröndle's class at the Leopold Mozart Conservatory in Augsburg, transferring three years later to Helmar Stiehler at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Munich. After graduating from secondary school, he continued his studies as a full-time student with Helmar Stiehler, completing his artistic diploma requirements in 2005 and gaining admission into the master class. After early successes in such combinations as string quartet and piano trio at the German Federal "Jugend musiziert" Competition, Joachim Wohlgemuth won the Salzmann Competition for Young Cellists as a solo performer, adding the Artists Encouragement Prize of the City of Augsburg and a win at the Lions Music Competition for Violoncello ni Munich. Even before completing his diploma examination Joachim Wohlgemuth was already accepted as a scholarship student at the Orchestra Academy of the Bavarian State Opera. There until 2007 he participated in a large number of operatic performances and concerts, also making frequent appearances as soloist in chamber music and orchestral concerts. He also received meaningful inspiration in solo and chamber music courses with Franz Beyer, Thomas Brandis, Guido Schiefen and Martin Ostertag. Joachim Wohlgemuth has been a member of the Munich Philharmonic since 2007.