At present the following Soloists are 1st chair players in Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra:

arsenis Arsenis Selalmazidis, violin (Greece)

Arsenis was born in Russia. The year after his family moved to Greece. At the age of five, he received his first violin lessons from his father, Igor Selalmazidis. Arsenis completed his studies in the class of Prof. Bron in the University of Music and Dance Cologne with a top grade in the Young, Bachelor and Master studies.
Arsenis is a laureate of international prestigious competitions, such as "Karol Lipinski & Henryk Wieniawski", "Boris Goldstein" and "Maestro Rodolfo Lipizer". He has also been a fellow of "Live-Musik-Now", with a grant from Yehudi Menuhin. Among important solo performances are the collaboration with the Zakhar Bron Chambers in the Cologne Philharmonic. At present, Arsenis is not only a soloist and chamber musician, but also an official assistant in the class of Prof Zakhar Bron in Switzerland.
In 2016 Arsenis was accepted into the composition class of Prof. Johannes Schild.
Since 2018 Mr. Selalmazidis is 1st Concertmaster of the Cologne New Philharmonic.



Jinyong Hwang Jinyong Hwang, Viola (South Korea )

was born in Cheung-Ju, South Korea. After his education in Danyang/South Korea he studied Bachelor of Music at the Chung-Ang University in Seoul in the major subject Viola in the class of Prof. Sumin Seo.
At present he studies chamber music at the University of Music and Dance Cologne with Prof. Harald Schoneweg and Viola with Prof. Massimo Paris. Awards and Honors: August 2010 The Music Education News Competition in Seoul / Korea, 3rd Prize in April 2011 at the Classical Music Chunchu Magazine Competition.
Jinyong Hwang is Principal violist of the Cologne New Philharmonic since 2017.

AlexanderDimitrov • Alexander Dimitrov (cello)

Alexander Dimitrov was from 2004-2012 - cello student at the State Art High School "Panajot Pipkov" - Pleven, Bulgaria.
After graduating from high school in October 2013 and moving to Germany Bachelor of Music majoring in violoncello with Prof. Gregor Horsch at the "Robert Schumann" University in Düsseldorf. He participated in masterclasses with Stefan Popov, David Strange, Kristijan Tschernev, as well as Summer Academy and chamber music courses in (2008, 2009, 2010) - Burgas, Bulgaria. In 2004 he won the 1st prize in the National Competition for Bulgarian Music "Warban Warbanov", Burgas-Bulgaria
2006 - 1st Prize - National Competition for Young Instrumentalists and Singer "Swetoslav Obretenov", 1st Prize - International Competition "Young Virtuosos", Sofia-Bulgaria. 2006-2012 - Multiple participation as a soloist of the Pleven Philharmonic and at the music festivals "AmBul" and "Viva la Musica". He worked as an orchestra musician and soloist with a number of well-known conductors: Vladimir Ashkenazy, Claus Peter Flor, Sir Andrew Litton, Gianandrea Noseda, Jaac Van Steen, Krzysztof Urbansky, Dirk Brossé, Thomas Søndergård, Vasily Petrenko. He was a member of the European Youth Orchestra (EUYO), since 2013 Deputy Principal Cellist, from 2008-2012: Principal cellist in the chamber orchestra "Brevis", 2012-2013, principal cellist of the Pleven Philharmonic. Since 2014 Alexander Dimitrov is solo cellist of the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra.



NatashaMajer • Natasa Majer, piano
Born in 1980 in Maribor, Slovenia, she began playing the piano at the age of seven at the music school in her hometown of Maribor. Just two years later, she won first prize in the competition for young music talents in Slovenia and second prize at the national level in Yugoslavia.
At the age of ten she was admitted to the Music Academy in Graz and studied in the piano classes of Professor W. Kamper / Graz and Professor Ludmilla Bulatova / Moscow. Since 1984 she is a student of piano at the conservatory in Cologne and studied in the class of Professor Arbo Valdma from Estonia. Natasha Majer has already completed a large number of concerts and recitals with various European orchestras and performances in Italy, Austria, Belgium and Germany accompanied her young career. Since 1997, Natasha Majer has been working alongside the Cologne New Philharmonic and tours with the orchestra have taken her to some of the most renowned concert halls in Germany and neighboring countries. The press and critics reacted enthusiastically to their concerts and fully promised Natasha Majer a great career as a pianist for extraordinary musical talent.
Since then she has already completed a large number of concerts and recitals with various European orchestras and performances in Italy, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria, Austria, Germany accompanied her career.
Since 2005 she is also a lecturer at the University of Cologne.