In 1990 Gustav Rivinius became the first German musician to win the Gold Medal at the International
Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Ever since then, he has performed solo concertos with a great
number of renowned orchestras in Germany and abroad. Apart from those solo appearances,
Rivinius is passionately devoted to chamber music, concertizing on a regular basis with renowned
colleagues such as Lars Vogt, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, and Sharon Kam. Rivinius is a
founding member of the Trio Gasparo da Salò, the Bartholdy String Quintet, and the Tammuz Piano
Quartet. Apart from standard repertoire, he is intensely devoted to the performance of contemporary
music. Gustav Rivinius is Professor of Cello at the University of Music Saar (Saarbrücken).