Culture and musical enjoyment in a former bank branch? That fits Berlin, the city of constant change. "BLACKMORE'S - Berlins Musikzimmer", an individually designed room in Wilmersdorf, Berlin, has been created by Dylan Blackmore and Wilfried Strehle. It offers a unique musical experience beyond the large concert halls, and is appreciated by many high-profile musicians because of the inspiring and almost private atmosphere.
Well-known top soloists of classical music, first-class chamber ensembles, highly regarded young artists and musicians working in jazz and crossover field offer a broad range of programs. With a glass of wine from our bar, you have the opportunity to meet the artists in person.
The Blackmore International Music Academy offers international music master-classes in Berlin and various other locations. Internationally acclaimed professors of the Academy along with famous guest professors share their knowledge with the master-classes participants from all over the world. The master-classes close with a concert where participants perform along with their mentors.
The exquisit selection of finest string instruments and bows is offered for sale by Dylan Blackmore. The professional recommendations on purchase and care of expensive instruments are included.
Prof. Wilfried Strehle
Born in 1947 in southwest Germany. Studied at the Academies of Music in Stuttgart and Detmold under Tibor Varga. Violist with Stuttgart’s Südfunk Symphony Orchestra and with the Tibor Varga Chamber Orchestra.
Since 1971 he has been a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker, becoming a soloist in 1984. Since its foundation in 1976 he has been a member of the Brandis Quartet. Orchestras he has appeared with include the Philharmonische Oktett Berlin, the Philharmonische Sextett Berlin, the Philharmonic Camerata, the Philharmonic Friends of Vienna and Berlin, the Philharmonic Virtuosi and other Ensembles of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Cyprien Katsaris Piano Quintet, the World Orchestra for Peace (conductors Sir Georg Solti and Valery Gergiev) and the Trio Berlin (which he founded, 1997 European Chamber Music Award from the European Parliament).
In 2005 he became a founding member of Philharmonic Sinfonietta Berlin.
Gives international master classes regularly at the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg and has an extensive discography. He teaches at the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Since 2001 he has been a professor of viola and chamber music at the Berlin University of the Arts. He is also a guest professor in Belgrade. Many of his former students are members of renowned European Orchestras in Berlin, Vienna, Munich and Amsterdam.
Dr. Wilhelm Wiegreffe
Dr. Wilhelm Wiegreffe, journalist and author, studied in Freie Universität Berlin. After years of work in the field of press and public relations in Berlin, he moved to Singapore as a co-director of the Institute of Mass-Communications for Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and UNESCO. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he was appointed Head of administration for RIAS Berlin, and then, for Deutschlandradio. At the same time he travels a lot, often on behalf of the Goethe-Institute. He has been known as a long-time supporter of the young artists Berlin. He is also a novelist and author in so called “Großstadtlyrik” genre. His collection of poems “Vom Treiben des Schnees im August” was published by Edition Goldbeck-Löwe, also available as eBook. Musical lectures, among others in Literaturhaus Berlin, followed. In BLACKMORE’S – Berlin Musikzimmer, Dr. Wilhelm Wiegreffe is responsible for the concert category “Berlin Metro Music Club”.
Dylan Blackmore studied violin at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg and Musikhochschule Köln. As a distinguished violinist, he refined his performing skills by participating in master classes with renowned violin tutors Zakhar Bron and Yehudi Menuhin. He was also a winner of the 2nd prize at the International Violin Competition “Julio Cardona” in Portugal in 2005 and performed as a concert soloist in Russia and in Europe.
In addition to his numerous concert collaborations as a soloist and chamber musician, Dylan Blackmore holds leading positions at the international orchestras, such as the Essener Philharmoniker, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Limburg Sinfonieorchester Maastricht, the Aalborg Symfonieorkester and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. In 2006 Dylan Blackmore appeared as a soloist with the orchestra at the Berliner Philharmonie, in Osloer Konzerthus and in the Königlichen Krönungssaal in Stockholm. As teacher and concertmaster, Blackmore took part at the Summer Academy of the Youth Munich Philharmonic and at the International Masterclasses in Bad Kissingen. He is the head of Blackmore's, and is responsible for managing the concert process and the sale of rare string instruments.