Erika Geldsetzerwas accepted at the music academy in Cologne as prestudent at the age of 12 and went on to study in Karlsruhe with Prof. Ulf Hoelscher, in London at the Royal Academy of Music with Erich Gruenberg and finally in Vienna with Prof. Gerhard Schulz.

 

As a soloist, Erika Geldsetzer is in great demand and played with different international orchestras, as violinist of the Fauré Quartett (piano quartet founded in 1995) she has played in all major concert halls and festivals around the globe. Since 2012 the Fauré Quartett is musical director of the “Festspielfrühling Rügen”, a yearly international chamber music festival with renowned guests such as Lars Vogt or Martin Stadtfeld, as well as the King’s Singers or the Wiener Sängerknaben. Recordings of the quartet won two “Echo Klassik”, the most prestigious record price in Germany.

 

From 2009 until 2012 she taught at the german chamber music association “Villa Musica”, where she was also a member of the Ensemble Villa Musica as well as one of the founding members of the “String Quartett Villa Musica”. Erika Geldsetzer gives masterclasses regularly in Germany as well as abroad, for example in Italy, Norway, USA and England. Since 2014, she has a teaching position at the University of the Arts Berlin.