Peter Langgartner

The Austrian violist, Peter Langgartner, studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Jürgen Geise and Sandor Vegh, and after receiving his diploma (1980, excellent distinction, Young Artists Award by Austrian State) in Bern with Max Rostal and at Musikhochschule Köln with Peter Schidlof and Amadeus Quartet, and also with and William Primrose. After finishing his his studies, Peter Langgartner played from 1982 to 1984 solo viola at the Venice Opera; from 1996 to 2000 solo viola in Camerata Academica Salzburg with Sandor Vegh and Roger Norrington; and from 1985 to 2001 in Pro Arte Quartet, Salzburg. At present he appears on all major stages in Europe. His solistic tours include: Paganini-Anniversary in Italy 1982, with Ruggiero Ricci, USA Tour in 2000 with Camerata Academica Salzburg, concerts in Austria, Italy, Spain Germany with Vienna Soloists. He has taken part in numerous chamber music making with different musicians as Thomas Zehetmair, Benjamin Schmid, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Sabine and Wolfgang Meyer, Olli Mustonen and so on at several festivals in Europe, Japan and USA. He is Artist in Residence at Allegro Vivo Festival, Austria. Peter Langgartner has a special interest in modern music (first performance in Austria of Morton Feldman The Viola In My Life, with Ensemble Continuum and Joel Sax, New York, first performances of Georg Friedrich Haas and Gösta Neuwirth Viola works) and in ”musica bastarda – new ways of performing music”: music cabarets (”The Very Only History of Clean Playing And Dirty Talking”), special projects (”Byron in 2005” [year changes often], ”Three Pianos And One Viola”, etc.)

His CD recordings has appeared on BMG, RCA Victor and Ambitus labels.

Since 1986 Peter Langgartner has been Professor for Viola and Chamber music at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.