Dorian Xhoxhi

has been playing as first violinist with the Berliner Philharmoniker since 2010. Previously he was a member of the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin and later 1st concertmaster of the 2nd violins in the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig.

At the age of 6 he received his first violin lessons from his father, the university professor Roland Xhoxhi, in Tirana. Dorian Xhoxhi completed his studies in Munich and Berlin with Prof. E. Sebestyen, Prof. S. Picard and Prof. A. Weithaas. He received further important impulses through a scholarship of the Villa Musica Mainz as well as through master classes with Midori, R. Fein, Z. Bron and E. Feltz. In 2006 Dorian Xhoxhi won the first prize at the International Sophie Charlotte Competition in Mirow and at the International Louise Henriette Competition in Oranienburg.

As a member of the Berlin Baroque Soloists, Dorian Xhoxhi regularly works with artistic personalities such as Reinhard Goebel, Emmanuelle Haim and Vittorio Ghielmi. In this context, historical performance practice has become an important part of his artistic work over several years.

As a sought-after soloist, chamber musician and teacher, Dorian Xhoxhi performs regularly in Europe and Asia. In the winter semester of 2018, he took on a teaching position at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre.

In 2018, his chamber music passion resulted in the founding of the Philharmonic String Quartet together with his Philharmonic colleagues Helena Madoka Berg and Kyoungmin Park.

Dorian Xhoxhi plays a violin by Camillo Camilli, Mantua 1739.