Inspired by the 18th-century ideal of joining “head, heart and hand” Viktor Töpelmann strives to be a well-rounded musician combining performance, teaching and musicological research. He read music at King’s College London and studied baroque cello and viola da gamba at the Royal Academy of Music London and at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. In 2016 Viktor was awarded a PhD in historical musicology at King’s College London.
He performs internationally on the baroque cello and the viol and is also regularly appearing as a conductor. Equipped with a profound knowledge of performing practices and the historical and intellectual environment, in which the music was conceived and performed, Viktor draws on this background as a continuous source of inspiration for a creative approach to music making today.