Biography

Lara Boschkor gained international attention when she won the first prize and the gold medal of the 7th Henryk Szeryng violin competition in Mexico in 2013 and the first prize of the 12th Carl Flesch Violin Competition in Hungary – as the youngest violinist of the competitions ever. In 2015 Lara won the 1st prize at the Johansen International Competition for Young String Players in Washington D.C., and the 1st prize at the 11th International Queen Sophie Charlotte Violin Competition (Germany), as well. In 2017 she won 1st prize at the International Tonali17 Music Competition in Hamburg (Germany).

Lara Boschkor was born in Germany in October 1999, and is of German-Hungarian parentage. She started her studies at an early age at the Precollege Division of the Hochschule für Musik Cologne and Detmold, and then went on to study with Liviu Prunaru at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and with Kolja Blacher at the “Hanns Eisler” College of Music in Berlin. Since October 2015 Lara is studying with Erik Schumann at Kronberg Academy’s Precollege programme, which is run in cooperation with the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. 

Lara Boschkor gave her orchestral debut at the age of eight. Performances at Kölner Philharmonie, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Tonhalle Zürich, Tonhalle Zürich Maag, Laeizhalle Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Berlin, Théâtre Marigny Paris, Theatre Odeon Bukarest, Cuvilliés-Theater München, Izumi Hall Osaka, Konzerthaus Berlin, Théâtre Marigny Paris, Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall in Yerevan and Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich followed. In 2014 Lara debuted at the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York. She was a guest at several International Music festivals, among them Musiktage Mondsee, Fränkische Musiktage, Heidelberger Frühling, Pasqua Musicale Arcense, “Lucca Estate” festival in Italy, Oberstdorfer Musiksommer and Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival.

In 2013, at the age of 13 Lara was invited to perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in Japan with the Osaka Symphony Orchestra and conductor Yuki Miyagi. In the same year she has given her soloistical debuts with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Harutyun Arzumanyan at the Aram Chachaturian Concert Hall in Yerevan and with the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Enrique Bátiz Campbell. Furthermore, Lara Boschkor performed with the Bergische Sinfoniker, cond. by Alexander Merzyn, Philharmonics Baden-Baden, cond. by Pavel Baleff, Heilbronn Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Peter Braschkat, Bielefeld Philharmonics under the baton of Alexander Kalajdzic, with Jung Norddeutschen Philharmonie, cond. by Daniel Blendulf, with the Hamburg Symphonics under the baton of Jeffrey Tate, with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under Zaurbek Gugkaev and with the Dresden Philharmonics under the baton of Michael Sanderling.

She plays on a 1735 Santo Seraphin violin from Venice, generously loaned by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.