Felix Mahr was born in Ulm, Germany and raised in a small community near Berlin. At the age of 12, he attended the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere in Weimar, where he studied recorder and piano. In 2011, he graduated and began studying in the same year BA1 Studienrat (teacher accreditation) at the Universität der Künste (UdK) in which he got a bachelor’s degree in 2015. Later, he also studied recorder (focus: early music) at the early music institute of the UdK and received his master’s degree in 2019. In 2021 he received his master’s degree in music theory at the UdK. Felix Mahr teaches at the Barenboim-Said-Akademie as well as the Universität der Künste and since October 2021 he is the head of the music theory department of the Leo Kestenberg music school in Tempelhof-Schöneberg.
Felix Mahr specialized in teaching the classes
of the Preparatory Program at the Barenboim-Said Akademie. Ideally, music theory helps the
students to understand their repertoire better, to practice more effectively,
to interpret more independently and to communicate their musical perspective
more concisely. Therefore, it is his main didactic principle to support
students individually without ignoring necessary basic competencies.