Apart from solo recitals and chamber music performances, Weithaas has played with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Bamberg Symphony as well as with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and leading orchestras in the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Asia, with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Neville Marriner, Marc Albrecht, Yakov Kreizberg, Sakari Oramo and Carlos Kalmar. Central to her chamber music work is the Arcanto Quartet, with Daniel Sepec, Tabea Zimmermann and Jean-Guihen Queyras. Harmonia Mundi has published her recordings of works by Béla Bartók, Johannes Brahms, Maurice Ravel, Henri Dutilleux, Claude Debussy and Franz Schubert.
Hecker is the fifth of eight children of a pastor’s family from Kirchberg near Zwickau. Already at the age of five her passion for cello developed. In 1992 she began to study this instrument with Wieland Pörner at the Robert-Schumann-Konservatorium Zwickau. In 1999 she won several competitions of Jugend musiziert; in 2001 the first prize and special prize at the international J. J. F. Dotzauer competition in Dresden. From 2001 to 2005 she was taught by Professor Peter Bruns in cello and piano trio as an external pupil of the Sächsisches Landesgymnasium für Musik Carl Maria von Weber and since 2005 as a student of the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig. She participated several times in chamber music courses and master classes
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