Michael Frischenschlager

Michael Frischenschlager (born 31 October 1935) is an Austrian violinist.


Born in Salzburg, Frischenschlager studied violin with Theodor Müller, André Gertler, Franz Samohyl [de] and Yehudi Menuhin as well as conducting and musicology in Salzburg, Cologne, Vienna and Rome.[1][2]

He played with the Vienna Soloist Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic. Concert tours have taken him throughout Europe, to North America and Asia. Since 1971, he has been professor of violin at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, of which he was rector. He acts as a jury member at music competitions like the International Violin Competition Henri Marteau.[3] He is also president of the International Fritz Kreisler Competition.[4] Among his students are Michael Radanovics, Mauro Iurato and Valya Dervenska.[5]



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