Born in 1993 in Munich, Caspar Vinzens is a German-Swiss violist and chamber musician.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree with Roland Glassl in Frankfurt. Since 2019 Vinzens has been continuing his studies with Tabea Zimmermann in Berlin.
In addition, he has been pursuing further training with Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid. He has received musical encouragement and inspiration from such renowned musicians as Zvi Carmeli, Atar Arad, Stefan Fehlandt, Friedemann Weigle, and the Artemis Quartet.
Vinzens has won awards at numerous competitions, including first prizes at the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (Austria), Fifth European Chamber Music Competition in Karlsruhe, International August Everding Competition in Munich, and International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar, and is also a five-time prizewinner at the International ARD Music Competition in Munich.
In addition, he was honored with the First Prize and Audience Prize at the international Szymon Goldberg Award competition in Meissen in spring 2015.
Vinzens has performed internationally at such leading music festivals as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Davos Festival (Switzerland), Třeboňská Nocturna International Music Festival (Czech Republic), Festival Quartetto d’Archi in Reggio Emilia (Italy), and HARMOS Festival (Portugal) as well as at many major cultural centers, including in Frankfurt (Alte Oper), Hamburg (Laeiszhalle), Munich (Gasteig), Madrid (Auditorio Nacional de Música), and Melbourne (South Melbourne Town Hall).
Caspar Vinzens is a Jargar Strings Artist and uses viola strings from the Superior series.
He is a member and co-founder of the Aris Quartet.