Sven Arne Tepl studied viola and chamber music at the Musikhochschule in Detmold and Cologne with the members of the Amadeus Quartet, Cristoph Poppen and Nobuko Imai. In the United States, he studied viola and chamber music at the University of Hartford with the Emerson String Quartet. Tepl was a member of the Utrecht String Quartet from 1998 to 2006 and played solo viola with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta from 2000 to 2007. Alongside his international chamber music and orchestral work, Sven has taught at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen and the Guildhall School of Music in London. He is presently artistic director and a board member of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra|Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and he teaches viola at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He also serves as an adviser to the Dutch loan fund for musical instruments NMF, he is a board member of the Dutch youth orchestra NJO and the Delft Chamber Music Festival and acts as one of the judges for the Dutch Music Prize.
The Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra work closely together to develop young talent. In his present position as artistic director of the orchestra, Sven Arne Tepl was instrumental in setting up the CvA/Nedpho Academy which was jointly founded by the Conservatorium and the Netherlands Philharmonic.
Janneke van der Wijk, director of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam:
“In Sven, the school will have a highly experienced musician on the Board of Directors, one who has certainly made his mark in the field of music both nationally and internationally. We are extremely pleased that he is willing to put his enormous experience and his artistic vision to work to train tomorrow’s top talent!”