Hans “Enke” Zentgraf is the demonstrating and explaining cellist in the videos. He is known as a so called three-letter-man: a fine soloist, chamber-musician and pedagogue. Furthermore he has broad experience in orchestral playing, so that you can rely entirely on what he offers you.

Education

1959Piano
1966Violoncello
1979Graduation in Frankfurt/Main Prof. G. Mantel
1981Master's Degree, The Juilliard School, New York Harvey Shapiro Mastercourses with Pierre Fournier, Janos Starker, Rudolf Metzmacher, Itzak Perlman and Leonard Hokanson

Mastercourses

(Teacher)

1982, 1983 & 1993 Johannesen International Festival of the Arts, Victoria, Canada
1994Italy and Hungary
1995Hungary and Germany, Castle of Salem
1996Germany, Castle of Salem
1997 - 2001 Monastery of Engelberg, Switzerland
2013Germany, Kassel
2014Germany, Kassel
2015Germany, Kassel

Orchestra

1983State Opera of Lower Saxony, section
1986State Opera of Lower Saxony, assistant principal
1989State Opera of Lower Saxony, co-principal
2001State Opera of Nuremberg, co-principal

Recordings

Joh. Seb. Bach, Six suites for violoncello solo

Joh. Seb. Bach, Six suites for violoncello solo

2 CDs, Musikproduktion Dabringhaus & Grimm, Detmold (MDG)
1992
Max Reger, Three suites for violoncello solo

Max Reger, Three suites for violoncello solo

MDG
1993
Antonio Vivaldi, Four sonatas

Antonio Vivaldi, Four sonatas

Own arrangement for violoncello and string-orchestra, MDG
1995
Friedrich Kiel

Friedrich Kiel

Complete works for violoncello and piano, MDG
1996
Sonatas by Gabrielli, Loeillet, Scarlatti, Jacchini, Couperin, Marcello

Sonatas by Gabrielli, Loeillet, Scarlatti, Jacchini, Couperin, Marcello

Own arrangement for violoncello and string-orchestra
1997
20 Years Duo Zentgraf-Ullrich

20 Years Duo Zentgraf-Ullrich

Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and others - for violoncello solo and violoncello and piano
1998
Sonatas by Eccles, Sammartini, Marais, Händel and De Fesch

Sonatas by Eccles, Sammartini, Marais, Händel and De Fesch

Own arrangement for violoncello and string-orchestra, MDG
1999
Friedrich Kiel II

Friedrich Kiel II

Complete works II for violoncello and piano, MDG
2002