Iskandar Widjaja

Born in Berlin, Iskandar began playing violin at the age of four, at first with the Suzuki method under Susan Mann. At eleven, he was accepted as an extraordinary student at the College of Music in Berlin, where he studied with Ursula Scholz and Joachim Hantzschk. Furthermore he studied at the Julius Stern Institute Berlin– the pre-college division for the highly musically gifted. After completing secondary school, he studied violin at the University of the Arts in Berlin with Prof. Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Prof. Ilan Gronich, which he completed in 2010.

His Debut CD “Bach ‘n’ Blues” was released worldwide by OehmsClassics in 2011 to great critical acclaim by press and recommendation by bavarian-, hesse-, and northgerman broadcast.

His second album ,”precious refuge-works by J.S.Bach”, recorded with the Berliner Camerata ,was released in April 2014 with notable reviews and recommendations by FonoForum,NDR, BR Klassik,Deutschlandradio Kultur,the Strad,pizzicato magazine and was named “CD of the month” by Rondo magazine.

His third album , „Tango Fuego“ reached the classical bestsellers in 2014 and was enthusiastically reviewd in the german press.

Furthermore, Iskandar has been the face for Indonesias high end coffee brand „JJ Royal“ as a brand ambassador and TV commercial model for three years. He has been on the cover of indonesias „High End“ magazine, fashion-tv magazine, the Jakarta post, to name a few. Recently he collaborated closely with the VOLKSWAGEN group. His concert wardrobes are officially sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger. Photoshoots for cosmopolitan, inStyle , mens folio or the Volkswagen Magazine round out his profile as a modern classical violinist.

He plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume from 1875 and a Stradivarius from 1734, kindly on loan by Florian Leonhard.