Stefan Hempel is one of the most versatile violinists of his generation; he won numerous prizes as a soloist at international competitions such as the International Max Rostal Competition and the „Michael Hill” International Violin Competition.
He performs concerts as violinist in the Morgenstern Trio, which have taken him to nearly all of the world’s continents, with various debuts in some of the most important concert halls, such as the Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall – New York, the Lincoln and Kennedy Centers and Ilshin Hall, Seoul.
He gained his training as a musician with Stephan Picard and Eberhard Feltz (chamber music) at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. After teaching at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler” in Berlin and the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart, Stefan Hempel was appointed professor at hmt Rostock in 2010, making him one of the youngest professors in Germany.
Several of his students are prizewinners at international competitions and hold important positions at renowned orchestras in Germany.