About

    Photo: Th. Schröckenfuchs

  • Born in Vienna/Austria

  • Studies in violoncello at the University of Music Vienna with Frieda Litschauer and Tobias Kühne and moreover at the Viennese Conservatory of Music with Josef Luitz.

  • Various educational and artistic diploma violoncello at the Viennese University of Music.

  • 1978-1982 junior contract in the ORF-Symphony-Orchestra (today RSO Wien).

  • 1983-1987 member of "Hugo Wolf-Quartett" (not identical with the today active stringquartet named equally), with this ensemble 1984 awarded by "Badener Beethoventage".

  • Since 1983 member of "Tonkünstlerkammerorchester" (today "Academia Allegro vivo"), frequently as a principal cellist and soloist; since 1987 also working in organizing affairs.

  • 1984-1986 member of "Wiener Kammersolisten" (flute, oboe + continuo), an ensemble specialized in baroque chamber music.

  • 1985 founding of the "Wiener Bohème-Quartett", with this ensemble numerous concerts and CDs with own arrangements ("Wiener Melange", "Bravourissimo", "Romantische Träumereien") .

  • Since 1987 member of "Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich".

  • 1988-1998 principal cellist of "Amadeus-Ensemble Wien".

  • 1994 founding of "Tonkünstler-Trio" (2 violins + cello), an ensemble specialized in music of the 18th century. With this ensemble numerous concerts, broadcasting- television- and CD-recordings ("Brücken zu Joseph Haydn", "Niederösterreichs Klassiker", "Ignaz Joseph Pleyel - Kammermusik"). 

  • 2011 with the pianist Edda Andrea Graf and in collaboration with INÖK (interest group of composers of Lower Austria) recording of the CD "Neue Kammermusik aus Niederösterreich" containing pieces of comtemporary composers for violoncello solo, piano solo and violoncello and piano. 2014 this CD was awarded by the government of Lower Austria.

  • Furthermore concerts as well as broadcasting- and CD-recordings as a soloist and as a member of various chamber ensembles (duo violoncello and piano, duo violin and violoncello, piano-trio, celloquartet, chambermusic with woodwinds, with doublebass, with singers...).

  • Intensive activity as an arranger – a lot of publications by publisher Doblinger and CDs. 

  • Since 2012 engaged with own compositions - primarily chamber music and solo-pieces but also works for greater orchestration.

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