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Annelie Gahl


University Mozarteum Salzburg

Teaching languages: German | English | French | Italian

Annelie Gahl is the recipient of the Anton Bruckner Prize of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra; she lives in Vienna as a freelance violinist; she began playing the violin at the Mozarteum University with Paul Roczek, and completed her studies in 1991 at the Vienna Academy of Music with Ernst Kovacic. Afterwards, a scholarship from the Alban Berg Foundation enabled her to study at Northern Illinois University with Shmuel Ashkenasi.

From 1995-2008 she was a member of the Camerata Salzburg, and in 1995 she also began her regular participation in the Concentus Musicus, Nikolaus Harnoncourt's orchestra. From 2000-2003 she worked as a leader and concertmaster in the Vienna Academy; she is a regular guest in the Klangforum Wien; she has performed as a soloist with the Salzburg Chamber Philharmonic and the Camerata Salzburg in the Linz Brucknerhaus and the Vienna Musikverein, among others, as well as at festivals such as Wien Modern, Osterfestival Hall, Festwochen Gmunden, Styriarte, Klangspuren Schwaz, in the Philharmonie Luxembourgh, etc. She is also a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra;

Teaching engagements at a Viennese music school as well as at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg round off her versatile activities; her first solo CD "innaron" (released in 2005 by Extraplatte) aroused great enthusiasm in the media. It includes works by H.I.F. Biber as well as contemporary Austrian composers; in summer 2009 she conducted the baroque orchestra "Capella Triumphans" at the Salzburg Festival; her recording of John Cage's Six melodies and Thirteen Harmonies, together with the composer Klaus Lang, was released in 2010 by col-legno, and was immediately awarded the Pasticcio Prize of the ORF.

She devotes herself with particular interest to chamber music, in recent years focusing on "new" and "early" music, as documented by numerous recordings. She is also intensively involved in improvisation, among other things as the musical partner of the dancer Mario Mattiazzo, with whom she has worked on several productions at the Vienna Schauspielhaus and the Odeon.

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