Charlotte Woronkow was born in Herne in 1993 as the daughter of German-Russian parents. She received her first violin lessons at the age of six at the Städtische Musikschule in Herne with Martin Rübenstahl-Schmidt. Already in her first year, she moved to the International Conservatory at Lake Phoenix in Dortmund. There she began her professional musical education with Alexander Ostrovski, who has been her teacher and patron for many years.
Since 2012 Charlotte Woronkow has continued her musical studies at the Lausanne University of Music under Professor Pavel Vernikov.
Numerous competition prizes honour the artist. At the age of 15 she received a special prize from the German Foundation for Musical Life for her 1st prize with the highest score in the national competition “Jugend musiziert”. In 2008 she was awarded the Ferdinand-Trimbor-Förderpreis NRW.
She has achieved international success at the “World Competition for Young Violinists”, Telemann Competition, Andrea Postacchini Competition and most recently in 2016 at the “Jeunesses Musicales” competition in Belgrade.
Solo performances led Charlotte Woronkow to the stages of prestigious concert halls:
Cologne Philharmonic, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, Akademia Filarmonica di Verona, Gnessin Institute Moscow and many more.
The highlight was her collaboration with conductors Jac van Steen and the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra in 200 years. She has also played with the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra and the Ural State Philharmonic Orchestra.
At the age of 10, she was accepted into the International Conservatory of Music’s programme for the advancement of gifted young musicians.
In 2016 Charlotte Woronkow was awarded a scholarship by the Fondation Nicati – de Luze Lausanne and the Rahn Kulturfonds Zurich.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meetings:
April 28, 2020
September 24, 2020
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:
- it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
- it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.
For the meeting on April 28, 2020, please hand in your complete application no later than April 5, 2020 by email or by filling out the following form.
Scholarship holder Rahn Kulturfonds (Audition 2016)