Michael Wehrmeyer

Michael Wehrmeyer was born in 2002 into a Russian-German family of musicians in Berlin. He has been playing the cello since the age of 4.

After first cello lessons in Berlin and Regensburg, he joined Prof. Hyun-Jung Berger`s class at the Leopold-Mozart-Center (Augsburg) as a young student in 2016. Further artist that have had a major impact on Michael`s artistic development are Julius Berger, Ivan Monighetti, Frans Helmerson, Kian Soltani and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. In addition, he participated in projects of TONALi and the Kronberg Academy. Since 2021, Michael is holding a scholarship of International Music Academy in Liechtenstein. His competition successes include the semi-finals of the International Penderecki Competition in Krakow and multiple 1st prizes at the national competition Jugend musiziert in 2014 and 2019. He was also awarded the Music Prize of the City of Regensburg in 2019.

Michael's repertoire includes works from baroque to contemporary modernism. In addition to his involvement in the ensemble "Cellopassionato", he can look back on numerous in-depth orchestral experiences such as the German National Youth Orchestra, that have taken him to countries as far away as Canada or South Africa.

Michael plays an instrument by Anton Posch, built in Vienna around 1710-20, kindly loaned to him by the foundation Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.