Barbara Buntrock will be new viola professor at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, successor of Prof. Jürgen Kussmaul. Congratulations! [...]
It is a poesy of tone that Barbara Buntrock seeks in her concerts: to furnish each note with its purpose, follow a musical line and find an expression that can move an audience. The daughter of a cellist and a violin-maker took her first violin lessons at the age of five and it was only just before the commencement of her tertiary studies that she discovered her love for the viola. Its deeper tones and timbres have attracted her ever since her first lesson on the instrument as a first-year student with Werner Dickel at the College of Music in Wuppertal.