College of Music Program Book 2011-2012: Ensemble & Other Performances, Volume 1 Page: 58
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German-born violinist Felix Olschofka, currently associate professor of violin at the
University of North Texas, has toured as soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician
throughout Europe, Asia, North America and South America. He holds the first prize in
the German Youth Competition in 1992 and the second prize in the International Chamber
Music Competition "Charles Hennen" in 1993. As a proponent of contemporary music, Dr.
Olschofka frequently presents the premieres of new works for violin and is founding member
of SWARMIUS. He holds bachelor and master degrees from the Music Conservatory "Hanns
Eisler" in Berlin, Germany, a performance certificate from Indiana University, Bloomington,
and a doctorate from the University of California, San Diego. His professional background
includes concertmaster with the Terre Haute Symphony, associate concertmaster with the
Brandenburg Philharmonic in Potsdam, Germany, and newly appointed concertmaster of
the Ensemble du Monde and Festival Orchestra of the Saint-Georges International Music
Festival. In addition, Olschofka served on faculty at Indiana University, Bloomington, and
San Diego State University. His students won first and second prizes at the FischoffNational
Chamber Music Competition and the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition.
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