Stephan Braun is a cellist who surprises the audience, whether with his band deep strings, his jazz trio or as a soloist. Extraordinary playing techniques, rhythmic sophistication and melodic ingenuity show a completely new type of cello playing of the 21st century.
Stephan worked together with artists like Melody Gardot, Nils Landgren, Gil Goldstein, Chris Hinze, Don Thomson, Till Broenner, Giora Feidman, Kristjan Randalu, the CCJO and the NDR Bigband. He won the 1st price of the International Jazz Competition in Bucharest and played worldwide at festivals and concert halls, like Vienna Opera House, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Paris Olympia Theatre, Pori Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, New Directions Cello Festival Boston, Cello Akademie Rutesheim, North Sea Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival and Montreal Jazz Festival.
He is teaching at the “Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien” in Hannover, at the "Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler" in Berlin and at the "Jazzinstitute" Berlin in Germany. He currently resides in Berlin.