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Dieter Nel

Born in South Africa, Dieter Nel studied violoncello at the Stellenbosch University with Magdalena Roux, after which he moved to Austria to continue his training in Salzburg and Graz. Lessons with members of the Hagen String Quartet, Wolfgang Boettcher and Frans Helmerson, as well as a further study of baroque Cello with Kristin von der Goltz in Munich rounded off his formal musical education. He has worked with ensembles and orchestras such as the Camerata Salzburg, œnm – österreichisches ensemble für neue musik (Austrian Ensemble for Contemporary Music), and the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, and is a core member of Zahir Ensemble in Seville, with whom his most recent recording as a soloist was released in 2018. He performs regularly on baroque and historical instruments with the Wiener Akademie, the Münchener Hofkapelle, L’Orfeo Barockorchester and the Dresden Festival Orchestra.