Cornelia Dill

Cornelia Dill
  • born in Leipzig
  • Member of the orchestra since 1999
  • Chamber music at the Konzerthaus Berlin: Konzerthaus Kammerorchester

Cornelia Dill studied in Leipzig and Weimar with Lisa-Liane Max, Karl-Georg Deutsch and Norbert Brainin. Before joining the Konzerthausorchester, she was Associate Concertmaster of the second violins in the Mdr-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig. As a passionate chamber musician, she can repeatedly be heard at the Konzerthaus in various series and formations, including her string trio.


What do you enjoy most about being an orchestral musician?

I actually enjoy all facets of our profession. It’s wonderful that I can fully apply myself artistically on my instrument – with everything I’ve learned and worked on since childhood. I also continue to learn from other musicians and can develop musically. As a second violinist, I experience the works in the middle registers very intensively and can follow the part-writing and expressiveness of a work. Working on a sound tapestry for the melody, for example, is a very beautiful means of musical expression. One isn’t perceived as an individual artist, but at the same time, this is the beauty of our profession – that we become an integral whole, in which one cannot do without the other. So even as individual artistic personalities, we are always experienced as an orchestral community.

Which concert with the Konzerthausorchester was a special emotional experience for you?

In 2018, we played the 9th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven with Iván Fischer conducting. He had come up with a very special choreography for the “Ode to Joy”, with the wonderful Philharmonic Choir from Transylvania distributed here and there throughout the audience during the symphony. When their cue came, they literally jumped up, singing with joy. In the rehearsals we couldn’t imagine what it would be like. But the concerts were amazing – this force of sound from the audience was unique and really moving. The audience were not just spectators, but physically under the spell of the symphony and could experience it first-hand. It was a very special concert that I will never forget!

What would you be doing if you hadn’t become a musician?

A difficult question. I would definitely have become a tax consultant for musicians. I love doing my tax returns and dealing with tax clauses.


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