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Andreas Reiner, violin

Born in Vienna and raised in Eisenstadt, Joseph Haydn's home town, the violinist was trained by Werner Ehrenhofer, Edith Steinbauer and Itzhak Perlman.

His talent manifested itself unusually early and he played his first solo concerto at the age of seven. Since then he has performed in almost all European countries, in North and South America and Japan. He has played recitals with Christian Zacharias, Roger Vignoles, Aci Bertoncelj, Tsimon Barto and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. In many concerts he was the violinist of Heinrich Schiff in the double concerto by Johannes Brahms.

From 1984 to 1990 he was concertmaster. With the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, Sergiu Celibidache's Munich Philharmonic and the Bayreuth Festival.

In 1991 Andreas Reiner founded the Rosamunde Quartet, of which he was first violinist until the quartet was dissolved in autumn 2009. The Rosamundes played at all major festivals and concert series, were nominated for a Grammy, twice received the "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik", the "Diapasson d'or" and many other prizes for their CDs on ECM. For the orchestra "KlangVerwaltung", which he founded and led, he received a

Echo-Klassik Award for the best symphonic recording of 2008 (Anton Bruckner's 4th Symphony under Enoch zu Guttenberg live from the Vienna Musikverein).

Andreas Reiner has taught chamber music at the Folkwang University in Essen since 1998 and plays a violin by G. B. Guadagnini from 1752.


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