Violin & Viola
University of Music Vienna
Teaching languages: German | English | French | Italian
Since her debut as a soloist at thirteen, Mirjam Tschopp has enjoyed a varied international career as a violinist and violist, both instruments featuring equally in her activities. She appears as a soloist with renowned orchestras and well-known conductors and has made a name for herself in chamber music projects with Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Mandelring-Quartet, Martin Stadtfeld, Nicolas Altstaedt, Maximilian Hornung, the Duo TschoppBovino and until 2015 her piano trio. She has performed in the Philharmonie Berlin, the Lincoln Center New York, the Wigmore Hall London, the Philharmonie Cologne, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Zurich and at the Lucerne, Verbier and Gstaad Festivals. Her projects with music of the 20th and 21st centuries are highly regarded. She has premiered, under the baton of Semyon Bychkov, Nicolas Bacri’s Violin Concerto which he dedicated to her, and received outstanding reviews in the international media for her recordings of the violin and viola concertos by Ahmed Adnan Saygun. Her CD of the violin and viola sonatas by Dmitri Shostakovich – referred to as “reference recording” – was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards.
The only prizewinner of the 2000 Max Rostal Viola Competition, she studied violin with Aïda Stucki, Franco Gulli, Thomas Brandis, Herman Krebbers and Herbert Scherz and viola with Christoph Schiller. She held teaching posts for violin, viola and chamber music at the Landeskonservatorium Innsbruck and the Konservatorium Zurich. Since October 2018 she is professor for violin and viola at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. She is a jury member in various music competitions and is active in the school-project “Rhapsody in School”.