VIOLIN PROFESSORS

STEFAN ARZBERGER
Stefan Arzberger was born in 1972 in the former GDR and started studying the violin at the age of four. He won several youth competitions before starting his studies at the Hochschule fuer Musik Leipzig with Prof. Klaus Hertel.
At the age of 19, he became one of the youngest members of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig. Since, he has worked with all the famous conductors (Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly). He is also the founder of a string quartet, and played in several ensembles for contemporary music. He started teaching at the Hochschule Leipzigin1998. In 1998 he won the position as a concertmaster in the Gewandhaus Orchestra.
Since 1996, Stefan Arzberger played at the Bayreuther Festspiele. In 2003, he was invited by Clauddio Abbado to join the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
In 2007 Stefan Arzberger joined the Leipzig String Quartet as Primarius. He played more than 1000 concerts all over the world and kept recording works by Schumann, Haydn, Halffter, Grieg, Gade, Klughardt, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart etc (exclusively for MDG).
As Primarius, he worked with Menahem Pressler, Christian Zaccharias, Alois Posch, Sol Gabetta, Karl Leister, amongst others.
His teaching experience includes a five years guest professorship in Tokyo, masterclasses for violin and chamber music in Toronto, Cleveland, Miami, Chile, Berlin, Nuernberg, Geneve and since 2017 at the “Hochschule fuer Musik Mannheim”.
Stefan Arzberger worked as a guest concert master with NDR, Deutsche Oper Berlin, SWR Symphony Orchester Stuttgart, HR Symphony Orchester Frankfurt, Staatskapelle Dresden, Münchner Philarmoniker, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BR) and many more.
Most recently, he was appointed artistic Director at “​Nymphenburger Sommer​” – a chamber music festival in Munich.
Stefan Arzberger is founder and initiator of the series “​concerts for a world in motion​”, whereby musicians play for refugees and host communities in crisis affected countries.
Stefan Arzberger plays an instrument by Domenico Montagnana from 1746. 
He has worked with all the famous conductors, as Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly. 
He was invited by Clauddio Abbado to join the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Primarius of the Leipzig String Quartet, he worked with Menahem Pressler, Christian Zaccharias, Alois Posch, Sol Gabetta, Karl Leister, amongst others.
Guest professorship in Tokyo, masterclasses for violin and chamber music in Toronto, Cleveland, Miami, Chile, Berlin, Nuernberg, Geneve and since 2017 at the “Hochschule fuer Musik Mannheim”.

26th - 30th of November

18th - 22nd of February

25th - 29th of March

15th - 19th of May

CLASSES 2018 - 2019