Prof. Michael Frischenschlager


Michael Frischenschlager, violonist and teacher of his instrument of international standing, studied in his city of birth Salzburg, Cologne, Vienna and Rome violin, conducting and musicology. Trend-setting teachers concerning violin were i.a. Theodor Müller, Andre Gertler and Franz Samohyl.

After a certain period of time he spent at orchestras in Vienna, he devoted himself predominantly to being a soloist and chamber music in almost every European country, North America and Asia.

In 1971 he became a professor of violin at the Music University of Vienna, in 1984 he was the head of strings department and in 1992 until 1996 he functioned as headmaster. The pupils of his classes became brilliant violinists and musicians of various nations: awardees of grand competitions, violin educationalists, members of famous chamber music ensembles and leading orchestras in Austria, Europe and Asia.

Besides giving master classes all over the world, he is the president of Fritz Kreisler Competition Vienna, president of the European String Teachers Association Austria and vice president of the World Federation of International Music competitions. He also was the founder and for 14 years head of the International Summer Academy of Prague / Vienna / Budapest of the University for Music Vienna.