Prof. Michael Frischenschlager, Professor Michael Frischenschlager, an internationally renowned violinist and teacher, studied violin, conducting, and musicology in his hometown of Salzburg, Cologne, Vienna, and Rome. Influential teachers in violin included Theodor Müller, André Gertler, Franz Samohyl, and Yehudi Menuhin.
After engagements with various Viennese orchestras, Michael Frischenschlager primarily devoted himself to concert performances as a soloist and chamber musician in almost all European countries, North America, and Asia.
In 1971, he became a professor of violin at the Vienna Music University. He became head of the string department in 1984 and then held the position as rector from 1992 until 1996. Over the years, a large number of outstanding violinists and musicians from many nations have emerged from his class: awardees of major competitions, violin teachers, members of famous chamber music ensembles and leading orchestras in Austria, Europe and Asia.
Apart from giving master classes all over the world, he is the president of Fritz Kreisler Competition Vienna and was 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 Vienna Music Universities International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest since 1991.