Caspar Vinzens, born in 1993 in Munich, is a Swiss/German violist und chamber musician.
Since 2008 he is studying with Roland Glassl at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts as well as with Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid.
He furthermore acquired vital impulses and support from prestigious musicians as Zvi Carmeli, Atar Arad, Stefan Fehlandt, Friedemann Weigle or the Artemis Quartett.
He was awarded in several contests and is a first prize winner, for example, of the German national competition “Jugend Musiziert”, the International Brahms Competition (Austria), the European Chamber Music Competition in Karlsruhe (Germany), the International August Everding Music Competition in Munich, the "Internationalen Joseph-Joachim chamber Music Competition" in Weimar and is a fivefold award winner of the international ARD Music Competition (Munich). In 2015 he also has been awarded first price and audience price at the international "Szymon- Goldberg- Award in Meißen (Germany).
As a soloist, Caspar Vinzens performed with the Mainz Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra Gießen.
His chamber music partners already include renowned musicians as Jörg Widmann and Thorsten Johanns (clarinet),
Evgenia Rubinova and Igor Levit (piano), Melinda Paulsen (vocals) or the Vogler Quartett.
He is funded by scholarships from the German Music Council, the Peter Pirazzi Foundation, the Juetting foundation and the “Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now”.
With his chamber music ensembles he performs at major festivals all over the world, including the Music Festival Schleswig-Holstein, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Davos Festival (Switzerland), the "Festival quartetto d'archi" in Reggio Emilia (Italy) as well as in significant cultural centres, for example in Frankfurt (Alte Oper), Hamburg (Laieszhalle), Munich (Gasteig), Madrid (Auditorio Nacional) and Melbourne (South Melbourne Town Hall).
He is a member and co-founder of the Aris Quartett..