In 2019 Theo was appointed principal of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra won 3rd Prize at the ARD Competition in Munich, and was a prize-winner at the YCAT International Auditions at Wigmore Hall in London.

Theo Plath

Highlights over the last year include appearances as soloist with the Munich Chamber and Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestras. He recorded a solo CD with the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, released on the GENUIN classics label in 2020 to critical acclaim.

This season Theo makes his debut at Wigmore Hall and Perth Concert Hall, appears at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and records for the Bayerischer Rundfunk.  He gives recitals across Germany with pianist Aris Blettenberg, in a Trio with Albrecht Mayer and Fabian Müller, and with the prize winning Monet Quintet.  The Monet Quintet’s first CD in collaboration with Sudwest Rundfunk will be released by Avi Music later this year.

As a soloist Theo has appeared with the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and Beethoven Orchester Bonn.  Concert appearances include recitals at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Prinzregententheater in Munich and the Heidelberger-Frühling Festival.

An avid chamber musician, he has taken part in the Schleswig-Holstein, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Molyvos, Davos and ‘Spannungen’ Heimbach Festivals, collaborating with  Lars Vogt, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Vilde Frang, among many others.

Between 2018-2019 Theo was principal of the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.  He has appeared as guest principal with leading orchestras including the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the WDR Sinfonieorchester and the Hessiche Rundfunk.

Born in Koblenz, in 2020 Theo completed his Masters at the Hochschule fur Musik Munchen with Professor Dag Jensen.  He won a Deutsche Musikwettbewerb prize in 2018. Other awards include 1st Prize in the Munich Gasteig Competition (2014), Aeolus Wind Competition (2012), Crusell Competition in Finland (2011) and the Hummel Competition in Wurzburg (2011).

During his studies Theo participated in masterclasses with Klaus Thunemann and Sergio Azzolini, and been the recipient of numerous scholarships including the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund awards. Since 2016 he has taken part in the Rhapsody in School project, founded by Lars Vogt, bringing classical music to children throughout Germany.

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Press reviews

Plath is neither afraid of very short staccati, nor of Cantilenas with a great sound, but never cheesy. Fascinating is his brilliance not only in rapid series of ornamentations, no matter which speed and combination, every note is always perceptible.

das / German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Bassoon Concertos / GENUIN July 2020

With breathtaking precision and beautiful sound….His tone was not only cantabile, but rich in nuance, almost human-speaking, his technique immaculate.

Sud West Presse (SWP) / Wurttembergischen Philharmonie Reutlingen / December 2018


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