Ao. Univ. Prof. Regina BRANDSTÄTTER | Violin
(University for Music and Arts, Graz)
The austrian violinist Regina Brandstätter teaches since 1996 as Professor for Violin, also responsable for the highly gifted young musicians of the preparatory sections, at the Arts University of Graz, where she made her Habilitation in 2012.
Intense concert activity in the USA, Canada, China, Japan and several european countries with other important musicians such as Barbara Moser, Peter Somodari – violoncello solo of the Vienna Philharmonic, Wenig Sin Yang – violoncello solo of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Götz Teutsch – violoncello solo of the Beriln Philharmonic, with the viola player Matthias Buchholz – Music University of Cologne, Wolfram Kössl – violoncello of the American Stringquartett and the pianist Cordelia Höfer – Professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
Also activ as soloist in prestigious concert halls (Musikverein Vienna…) and with well known orchestras such as Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstlerorchester, Brucknerorchester Linz, Orchestre Philharmonique des Pays de la Loire conducted by Marc Soustrot and the Camerata Istropolitana during the „Haydn Festival Flandern“.
Since 2002 she regularly appears with Raimund Lissy, 2nd violin solo of the Vienna Philharmonic and Tobias Lea, solo viola of the same orchestra in chamber music concerts.
Their CD „Solo for two violins“ featuring works by Dvorak, Fuchs and Shostakovich together with the pianist Cordelia Höfer is a precious documantation of this extraordinary work and was awarded in 2009 the Price “Radio Pasticcio- Preis” by the austrian Broadcast.
In 2013 Regina Brandstätter, Raimund Lissy, Tobias Lea, Peter Somodari and the pianist Harald Krumpöck appeared in the “vitreous” hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, playing works by Josef Mayseder.
Regina Brandstätter is regularly member of the jury in national and international competitions.
With her master classes and her concerts a.o. at the “Summit Music Festival“ in New York as well as, in collaboration with Prof. Kurt Sassmannshaus, at the „Great Wall International Music Academy“ in Beijing or at the Schlern International Musik Festival in South Tirol she completes her image of an actif austrian pedagogue and artist.
From 2005 to 2014 she was Professor responsable for the highly gifted young strings at the International Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg.
Several students of her class were awarded 1st prices in national and international competitions and/or scholarships by the “Αngelika Prokopp” Foundation of the Vienna Philharmonic. Her most sucessful students have already made their debut at the Salzburg International Festival, the Vienna State Opera, the Musikverein or the Concert House of Vienna.