Konstantin Heidrich is cellist of the Fauré Quartet and professor of cello at the Berlin University of the Arts.
His father, Peter Heidrich, violinist and composer, was important for his musical development. During his school years, he was a junior student at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with Thomas Grossenbacher. His studies then led him to Martin Ostertag in Karlsruhe and to Frans Helmerson in Cologne. Master classes with Young Chang Cho and David Geringas supported his cellistic development.
Musically essential was the influence of Steven Isserlis, Misha Katz and Anna Galvez.
The Fauré Quartet is the center of Konstantin Heidrich’s musical life. With the same line-up since its foundation 25 years ago, this piano quartet is internationally one of the most successful chamber music formations.
Thus, the English magazine “The Strad” wrote: “They achieve superlatives everywhere they appear!”. The Fauré Quartet performs not only in Europe but also in Asia and in North and South America.
As a soloist he worked with conductors such as Andrea Marcon or Kristjan Järvi. Orchestras such as the MDR Symphony Orchestra or the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied his concerts.
Until his appointment to the Berlin University of the Arts, he was principal cellist of the Kammerakademie Potsdam and in the same position he was guest principal at the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.
From 2006 to 2009 Konstantin Heidrich was teaching at the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” Dresden. He is artistic advisor and lecturer of the International Sommerakadamie for chamber music.
He is a board member of the Paul Hindemith Society in Berlin and a member of the working group of the German chamber music course “Jugend musiziert”.
Konstantin Heidrich directs together with his colleague Markus Groh “Crescendo”-the music festival of the UdK Berlin.
His students are international prize winners, members of the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Orchestra Academy of the German Opera and hold leading positions in renowned orchestras.