2015 Season - Artist in Residence

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The St. Petersburg-born violinist Daniel Austrich has distinguished himself by winning major prizes at the Sarasate and the Paganini Moscow international competitions. Despite his young age, his performances are highly acclaimed by the international press. The Strad magazine compared him to Vadim Repin and Christian Tetzlaff, and the Washington Post characterized his playing as the “most impressive”.

Austrich studied at the St.Petersburg Conservatory School and the Oberlin Conservatory with Alla Aranovskaya and continued his studies with Viktor Tretyakov at the Hochschule in Cologne.

Since his debut at the age of 11 at the Great Philharmonic Hall in St.Petersburg, his performances have taken him to concert halls including the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Tonhalle in Düsseldorf,  Philharmonie in Cologne,  Tonhalle in Zurich, the Strathmore Center in Washington, and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. He has soloed with the Moscow Philharmonic, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the St.Petersburg Camerata, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Cologne New Philharmonic, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfonica de San Luis Potosi to name just a few.

Daniel has been a guest at festivals including Schleswig Holstein, Usedom, Davos, Ottawa, Mendocino, and has performed chamber music together with Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, David Geringas, Julian Steckel, the St.Petersburg Quartet, and has recorded a duet with José Carreras.

He plays a 1695 Pietro Guarneri of Mantua violin, on loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben of Hamburg, Germany.  In 2012, he joined the renowned Michelangelo String Quartet.