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Filip Saffray-Eberwein 

Filip Saffray-Eberwein studied violin at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe with Albrecht Breuninger and viola with Johannes Lüthy. He completed both with distinction.


He collected concert experience as a scholarship holder of the International Ensemble Modern Academy, with which he participated in the "49. Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music"  and played under the baton of Péter Eötvös on the Ensemble Modern Orchestra Tour. Since then, he has regularly performed with the Ensemble Modern, both as violist and violinist, and has premiered various compositions.


He has worked with conductors such as Johannes Kalitzke, Hans Zender, Matthias Pintscher, Brad Lubman, Friedrich Cerha and Jonathan Nott. He also substitutes with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.

In the field of chamber music Saffray-Eberwein performed with Augustin Dumay, László Fenyö, Martin Ostertag, Albrecht Breuninger and Sergey Khatchatrian.

As a soloist Saffray-Eberwein performed in 2016/17 with the Symphony Orchestra Biel Solothurn (SOBS) in a concert as violinist (Ravel: "Tzigane") and violist (Martinů: "Rhapsody for viola and orchestra") as well as at the renowned "Festival de Musique de Besançon" with P. Hersant's "Viola Concerto".

Filip Saffray-Eberwein has been the solo violist of the Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra since the 2013/2014 season and was the solo violist of the Sinfonie Orchester St. Gallen in the 2018/19 season.

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