Born in Dresden in 1996, Friedrich Thiele started studying the cello at the age of five. At the age of six, he received lessons at the children’s class at the Musikhochschule Dresden with Professor Gunda Altmann. Since September 2007, he has been a pupil of the Landesgymnasiums for music “Carl Maria von Weber” Dresden. From 2006 to 2011, he received significant impulses by Ulf Prelle, solo cellist of the Dresdner Philharmonie.
He recently won the first prize in the competition “Ton und Erklärung”. At the TONALi Cello Competition, he received the third prize, as well as the audience prize, which is connected with numerous concerts in Germany and abroad, as for example in the Mariinsky Theater, and performed with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. At the 2008 International Cello Competition in Liezen / Austria Friedrich won a second prize. In 2009, he received a second prize at the International Dotzauer Competition for Cello in Dresden. In 2010, Friedrich won a first prize at the “Jugend musiziert” competition and a special prize from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. Since then, he has been supported by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben (German Music Foundation) and plays a French cello from the second half of the 19th century from the German Music Instruments Fund.
He attended several master classes with Götz Teutsch, Professor Stephan Forck, Alban Gerhardt, Professor Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Professor Peter Bruns. In the summer of 2010, Friedrich Thiele was admitted to the Bundesjugendorchester for becoming solo cellist in 2012 and has been able to work with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Mario Venzago and Michael Sanderling. Since autumn 2012 Friedrich is a scholarship holder from Live Music Now in Leipzig.