Prof. Nachum Erlich

Prorektor (Vice rector)
Violine (Violin)
Fachgruppe 6: Streichinstrumente (Strings Department)
Rektorat (Rectorate)
Nachum Erlich

Nachum Erlich passed away on 15 March 2023 after a short, serious

Nachum Erlich was born in Jerusalem in 1959. He began violin studies with his father Moshe Erlich, a member of the Jerusalem Symphony Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and continued with Yair Kless at the Rubin Conservatory in Jerusalem. From 1975-1981 he was a master student at the with Prof. Max Rostal at the Bern Conservatory, where he graduated with an soloist diploma with distinction. In addition to his studies he attended master classes with  Nathan Milstein and Henryk Szeryng, and later studied several times with with Prof. Steven Staryk in Seattle. From 1981-1991 Nachum Erlich taught at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Since Since 1991 he has held a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, and in in 2002 he was awarded the title of "Artist in Residence" by the University of Heidelberg University.

His extensive international solo activities have led him to work with conductors such as Moshe Atzmon, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Rudolf Baumgartner, Okku Kamu, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Walter Weller and Sergiu Comissiona. His special love of chamber music with partners such as Alfons Kontarsky, Siegfried Mauser, Kalle Randalu, Rudolf Meister, Julius Berger, Fany Solter, Martin Ostertag, Gustav Rivinius, Hartmut Rohde, Edward Vanderspar, Wolfgang Meyer and Meyer and Eduard Brunner. Nachum Erlich was a welcome guest at international international festivals. His activities have been documented many times in radio, television and CD productions, television and CD productions. As a lecturer he has given numerous master classes in Europe, USA, South America and Asia. His special interest in the discovery and interpretation of rarely played works of all epochs and epochs and especially the works of Max Reger. In January 2004 a recording of the recording of the sonatas Op. 122 and Op. 139 with the pianist Siegfried Mauser was released by Hänssler publishing house. He recorded Bach's Double Concerto with violinist Ivry Gitlis.

Nachum Erlich began his pedagogical career directly after his as a violin lecturer at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Already students to leading orchestral and teaching positions, as well as to the orchestral positions and teaching posts, as well as to successful participation in national and international competitions. Since he took over the professorship at the University of Music Karlsruhe in 1991, he has been active in teaching all over the world.
His students play in leading orchestras in Europe and overseas or hold professorships in have professorships, for example at Seoul University (Korea), National University of Art Seoul, Hiroshima University (Japan).

Ever since his student days, intensive work with chamber chamber orchestras has played a major role in Nachum Erlich's artistic work. artistic work. During the years he worked in Finland, he regularly took on the position of concertmaster. concertmaster of the RSO Finland and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Philharmonic Orchestra. His vast experience, gained as a member and concertmaster in numerous internationally renowned ensembles such as the such as the Festival Strings Lucerne, the Camerata Bern and the Basel Chamber chamber orchestras and youth orchestras in Switzerland and abroad. youth orchestras at home and abroad.

In 2001 Nachum Erlich took over the direction of the chamber orchestra of the Karlsruhe University of Music. He has been a jury member in national and international competitions, such as the Paganini Competition in Moscow.
Since 2010 he has played on the Stradivarius "Ludwig" from 1724, the so-called "Ex-Szigeti", from the collection of the L-Bank Baden-Württemberg.

Since October 2022, Nachum Erlich has been prorector at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe for the area of artistic practice.