Moritz Pfister
Moritz Pfister is currently Principal Second Violin with the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra. Born in Germany, Moritz obtained his first violin lesson at the age of six. He spent
his undergraduate years at the Robert-Schuman-Hochschule Düsseldorf with Michael Gaiser
and the Musikhochschule Trossingen with Winfried Rademacher, before obtaining a PGDip
degree from the Royal College of Music London studying with Berent Korfker.
Moritz gained orchestral experience in the National Youth Orchestra of Germany (BJO) and
later in the European Union Youth Orchestra, which he served as leader in his last year of
membership. Soon after he received the 1st Chairman’s Award by the European Union Youth
Orchestra and was offered a place on the LSO String Experience Scheme.
Ensembles he has regularly been invited to work with include the London Symphony
Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Hallé, Bamberger Symphoniker, European
Camerata and the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie.
Besides his affection for the orchestra repertoire, Moritz is a passionate chamber musician and
has played in various ensembles since his student years. He has been a scholar of the Zermatt
Festival Academy receiving chamber music coaching by the Scharoun Ensemble and further
members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.