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Raphael Paratore was born in Munich in 1992 into a musical family. He started taking cello lessons at the age of four and piano lessons at the age of six. As a pre-college student, he studied with Professor Peter Bruns in Leipzig and, since 2011, he has been studying with Professor Claudio Bohórquez in Stuttgart. In 2014 he was enrolled as a student of Professor Reinhard Latzko at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna as part of the Erasmus programme. In April 2011 he graduated from the Pestalozzi Gymnasium in Munich.

He has taken part in various master-classes with Professor Troels Svane, Professor Wolfgang-Emanuel Schmidt, Professor László Fenyö, Professor Wolfgang Boettcher and Professor David Geringas. He has also participated in well-known academies, such as the Cello Academy Rutesheim, the Carl Flesch Akademie, the Kronberg Academy, the ProQuartet Academy, the Académie de Musica Villecroze and MISQA. In the chamber music field he has worked with Gerhard Schulz, Miguel da Silva, Heime Müller, Eberhard Feltz and Alfred Brendel. Since 2014, as a cellist of the Goldmund Quartett he has studied in the class of Professor Günter Pichler at the Instituto Internacional de Música de Cámara de Madrid.

Raphael has been a first-prize winner at the national competition Jugend musiziert in Germany, at which he also won a special award from the Bertold Hummel foundation. He was a prize-winner at the International Cello Competition 2008 in Liezen (Austria), the International Competition for Degenerate Music in Schwerin (Germany) and in 2012 he won the 1st prize at the Lions Club Music Competition in Stuttgart (Germany).

As a member of the Goldmund Quartett he won the first prize at the Gasteig Competition in 2013 in Munich. In 2014 the ensemble were prize-winners at the International August-Everding Music Competition in Munich, at which they also won the audience award, and they won 1st prize at the International Schoenfeld Competition in Harbin (China). In 2015 the quartet was awarded a scholarship from the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb and appeared at the 60th Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler.

Raphael has received scholarships from the Bavarian Foundation for Talented Students, the Society of the Music Conservatorium in Stuttgart and the Theodor Rogler Foundation. Since 2011 he has been a scholarship recipient of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now society, since 2012 of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and TONALi and since 2014 of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.

He has performed numerous concerts and recitals with various chamber groups, including his duo with the pianist Verena Metzger and as the cellist of the Goldmund Quartett. He has also given concerts together with international musicians including Christoph Poppen, Christopher Park, Franz Halász, Peter Buck, Stefan Fehlandt and Arabella Steinbacher.

Engagements have led him to various festivals such as the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the International Music Festival in Granada and the Kronberg Academy Festival Cello Plus. Concerts have been broadcast by the SWR, NDR, BR and ARD.

He has recorded soundtracks for the film composer Marius Ruhland. As a participant of the TONALi Grand Prix in 2012, Raphael can be seen and heard in the film Ciao Cello.

Concerts have taken him throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, the USA and China. He has appeared as a soloist with the Gautinger Symphony Orchestra, the Neue Philharmonie München, the Budweis Philharmonic Orchestra and the South-West German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim among others.

In 2013 together with Verena Metzger he founded the project That’s Music! , with which he brings classical music to young school pupils and shows them how to understand and enjoy classical music.

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