Ulrike Töppen studied in Berlin at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music with Eberhard Feltz. From 1989 to 1993, she was a member of the Large Radio Orchestra Berlin. She played in the Kammersymphonie Berlin and the Deutsches Kammerorchester.
As a young person, I only thought about this in passing, as the desire to become a violinist was too strong. Today I think about this question from time to time. I think I would certainly have ended up somewhere between art and medicine professionally.
Singing and the recorder. The recorder because you can literally hear the beauty of the wood (similar to a string instrument).
I have played my violin since I was 13 years old. It has been in my family for several generations. I still remember very clearly the moment when I was allowed to take my first bow stroke on it. Since then, its warm, dark sound has become very dear to me. After three short interludes on other violins, I returned to it many years ago.
My Konzerthaus every time!