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Prof. Latica Honda-Rosenberg

Born to a Croatian cellist and a Japanese singer, Latica Honda-Rosenberg grew up in Germany and began playing the violin at the age of four. At the age of nine, she became a student of Tibor Varga at the music academy in Detmold. She continued her education with Zakhar Bron in Madrid at the Escuela Superior de Mùsica Reina Sofia and at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. 

Winning the silver medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998 paved the way for an international career. In 1989, she made her debut in the Philharmonie Berlin as a soloist with the series "Debut in Germany Radio", accompanied by the Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin. Since then, she has appeared as a soloist with numerous international orchestras, including the Orchestra of the Beethovenhalle Bonn, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, the Kammerorchester Stuttgart, the Zürcher Kammerorchester, the Russian State Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy. 

Latica Honda-Rosenberg has given concerts at the Salzburg Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Würzburg Mozart Festival, the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival directed by Elena Bashkirova and the festivals in Gstaad and Kuhmo. 

An important focus of her international concert activities is the long-standing duo partnership with the pianist Claudio Martìnez Mehner as well as the guest direction of chamber orchestras such as the Spektrum Ensemble, the Varazdin Chamber Orchestra, the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra and the Galilee Chamber Orchestra. Chamber music partners are Andras Schiff, Kirill Gerstein, Janine Jansen, Antoine Tamestit, Nobuko Imai, Kolja Blacher, Clemens Hagen, Guy Braunstein, Jens Peter Maintz, Reinhard Goebel and Karl-Heinz Steffens. Besides that, she creates innovative and interdisciplinary concert formats, in which she works together with leading German-speaking actors such as Dominique Horowitz, Charles Brauer, Gerd Heinz and Corinna Harfouch. 

In addition to her concert activities, Latica Honda-Rosenberg held a professorship at the Musikhochschule Freiburg from 2003 to 2009. Since 2009, she has been a professor in a violin class at the Berlin University of the Arts. Many of her students are prizewinners in major international competitions. At the Julius Stern Institute of the UdK Berlin, she also passionately supervises a class of highly talented young violinists, whose graduates include numerous winners of renowned international competitions such as Simon Zhu (2nd prize in the Menuhin Competition) and Elias Moncado (prize winner at the Senda Competition in Japan). She also leads master classes in Germany, Italy (Gustav Mahler Academy), France, Croatia, Portugal, Slovenia, Austria (Mozarteum Summer Academy), Spain (Santander Festival) and Israel (Keshet Eilion Music Center). 

Latica Honda-Rosenberg plays a violin made by Antonio Stradivari in 1709. 

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