Gustav Rivinius

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Gustav Rivinius is the first and only German musician to be awarded a First Prize Gold Medal at the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. 

Among the many highlights of an illustrious career, Gustav Rivinius has performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lorin Maazel and in the US with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and with orchestras in Saint Louis, Cincinnati, Washington D.C. and with the Houston Symphony. In Tokyo, he took the stage with the Moscow Philharmonic, in Seoul with the KBS Symphony Orchestra and in Beijing with the National Ballet Orchestra.

Gustav Rivinius has appeared with all of Germany’s Radio Symphony orchestras, as well as with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, the Leipziger Gewandhausorchester and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

Rivinius founded the Gasparo da Saló Trio, the Bartholdy String Quintet and the Tammuz Piano Quartet, which recorded both piano quartets by composer George Enescu for the CPO label. 

He teaches a number of masterclasses annually, including at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, and is a regular juror at major music competitions and sat on the jury at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.