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Felix Olschofka

German-born violinist Felix Olschofka 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.  A proponent of contemporary music, he frequently presents the premieres of new works for violin and is founding member of SWARMIUS. 

He holds a Bachelor and Master degree 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.

He is Concertmaster of the Terre Haute Symphony and Ensemble du Monde and Associate Concertmaster with the Brandenburg Philharmonic Potsdam, Germany.

Dr. Olschofka has served as faculty at Indiana University, Bloomington, San Diego State University, the Bay View Music Festival and currently Associate Professor of Violin at the University of North Texas.