Martin Henneken


2nd cello soloist with the Gulbenkian Orchestra

Martin Henneken received his first cello lessons at the age of six. He studied at the Musikhochschule Lübeck (Germany) with Troels Svane. He then joined Reinhard Latzko’s class at the University of Music in Vienna (Austria) where he completed his Master’s degree with distinction. Musicians such as cellist Lynn Harrell and violinist Walter Levin (Lassalle Quartet) complemented his training. He was awarded several prizes at the German National Competition for Young Musicians. He received a scholarship from the Live Music Now Foundation, set up by Yehudi Menuhin.

During his studies, he regularly collaborated with various orchestras such as the Lübeck Philharmonic, the Volksoper Wien Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony and the Symphony of India, Mumbai. Between 2009 and 2010, he was a member of the Vienna National Opera Orchestra (Vienna Philharmonic) with which he had the opportunity to take part in recordings, international tours and festivals (Salzburg, Lucerne, BBC Proms). Since 2010, he has been 2nd cello soloist with the Gulbenkian Orchestra.