Prof. Nimrod Guez

Viola | deputy speaker of the string instruments section
Office hours: by arrangement

Nimrod Guez was born in Israel in 1977. He began his musical path at the age of 7 with the violin. His teachers were Nahum Liebermann, Ilona Feher, Shlomo Tintpulver and Haim Taub. At the age of sixteen, after meeting Tabea Zimmermann, he decided to switch to the viola. In 1996, he began studying in her class at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt am Main. After studying in Frankfurt for five years, he moved to Lübeck in 2001 and continued his studies as a violinist in the class of Prof. Nora Chastain. From 2002 to 2004, parallel to his violin studies, he also studied viola with Prof. Barbara Westphal.

Nimrod Guez was a scholarship holder of the American-Israel Foundation and won the first prize at the "Aviv" competition in 2002. In 2005 he became 1st solo violist of the Gewandhausorchester zu Leipzig. Between 2008 and 2012 he held the same position with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Out of great love for early music, he has been playing the baroque violin since 2010. With musicians from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra he founded the early music ensemble "L'accademia giocosa".

Nimrod Guez performs solo as violinist and violist as well as baroque violinist and is a sought-after chamber music partner of musicians such as Janine Jansen, Vilde Frang ,Liza Ferschtman, Sebastian Klinger, Nicolas Altstaedt and Maximilian Hornung at many festivals such as Utrecht Kamermuziek Festival, Lockenhaus Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and "Erstklassik am Sarnersee". Since May 2019, Nimrod Guez is principal violist of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

In 2012 he was appointed professor for viola at the HfM Würzburg.