Date: 6 March 2015, Friday
Venue: Recital Hall, South wing campus
Austrian violinist David Frühwirth, born in Salzburg (Austria) “Mozart ́s Hometown” on June 15th 1974, started playing the violin at an early age of 6 and made his Debut at the age of 11 playing at the “Mozarteum Great Concert Hall” with Vivaldi Four Seasons. David Frühwirth studied Violin in Mozarteum University, Salzburg, under the guidance of Paul Roczek and legendary Virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci. He continued Violin studies in Germany (1990 to 1995) under famous teacher Zakhar Bron, where he received his Artist’s-Diploma at the age of 20. He was then invited by the great Pinchas Zukerman to study with him in New York, for his postgraduate diplomas, where he finished 1998 with Honors. He also received chamber music coaching from Jaime Laredo, Isidore Cohen (Beaux Arts Trio) und Walter Levin (LaSalle String Quartett).
He received critical acclaim from Strad Magazine, which described him as the most refined young violinists appearing in recital today. Fono Forum magazine, Germany, wrote “David Frühwirth draws an unbelievable breadth of tone colour and variety of moods from his violin”.
David Frühwirth has performed both as soloist and chamber musician at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Konzerthaus Vienna, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg, Herkulessaal in Munich and Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
Awards & Masterclasses
In 2004 he was the recipient of the Millennium Award, London for Lecture Recitals at the Menuhin School of Music and at Oxford University. David Freuhwirth has extensive Achievements in Master classes. He has coached and mentored students & prodigies, since 1998. Some of his students became prize winners of International Violin competitions. He teaches young players twice a year at the Austrian Master Classes; and the last 5 years, also been invited to teach in Europe courses at the National Chamber Music Course England, Stiftfestival Master classes and Tilburg Musikuniversity, Holland. He was Professor at the Music Conservatory Vorarlberg (Austria) and gave Guestcourses at Conservatoria di Verona“ in Italy.
David Frühwirth plays on the “ex-Brüstlein” Stradivari 1707 which is on loan to him from the Austrian National Bank.