Born in 1996, Amelie Held grew up in Munich/Germany. She began learning the piano at the age of six and soon thereafter started taking violin lessons. At age 12 she joined the violin class of Conrad von der Goltz in Regensburg, where she took lessons until 2014 when she graduated from high school. Masterclasses with, among others, Julia Fischer, Yamei Yu, Markus Wolf, Jeffrey Multer and Kurt Sassmannshaus all inspired her performances. During her final years in high school she was appointed concertmaster of several youth orchestras in Munich. In 2014 she joined the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester as youngest member for their Easter tour. Since then she has performed under the conductorships of Christoph Eschenbach, Herbert Blomstedt and Jonathan Nott in all major concert halls throughout Europe.
In 2010 she became a pupil in the organ class of Heidi Emmert at the Regensburg Academy of Music and has since attended organ masterclasses with, among others, Guy Bovet, Bernhard Haas, Martin Jean, Edgar Krapp, Thomas Lacôte, Christophe Mantoux, Pier Damiano Peretti, Michael Radulescu, Louis Robilliard, Daniel Roth, Vincent Warnier, Gerhard Weinberger and Wolfgang Zerer.
After completing her bachelor studies in violin and organ at the University of Music Detmold/Germany (violin with Ulrike-Anima Mathé, organ with Martin Sander) and the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris (violin with Svetlin Roussev, organ with Michel Bouvard and Olivier Latry), she is currently studying in the organ class of Ludger Lohmann at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart.
In 2016, being youngest organ finalist at the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb in Bonn, she was awarded a scholarship by BAKJK (Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler) to take part in several concerts throughout Germany. Together with Sebastian Berner and Maximilian Sutter (trumpets) she performs regularly as Trio Céleste.
As the youngest finalist of the prestigious French Concours International de Chartres (2018) and prize winner of the international organ competitions in Korschenbroich/Germany (2017) and Northern Ireland (2016), she is an artist who performs nationally and internationally.
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