Stephan Koncz, born in Vienna in 1984, originates from an Austro-Hungarian family. He was educated at the University of Music in Vienna, where he studied with Valentin Erben and Robert Nagy. Master classes with Daniel Barenboim, Steven Isserlis and Heinrich Schiff as well as conducting and composition studies completed his education. As a soloist and chamber musician, Stephan Koncz won several prizes at national and international competitions. From 2006 to 2008, Stephan Koncz was a fellow at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy (studying with Ludwig Quandt) and subsequently played with both the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic. After two years as a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Vienna Philharmonic, he returned to Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra as a regular member in 2010.