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International Musicians Seminar

Maestri 2019

Schulz, Gerhard

Gerhard Schulz was born in Austria into a family of musicians, and studied with Franz Samohyl, Sándor Végh and Shmuel Ashkenasi. As a student he attended Sándor Végh’s violin Master Class at the first International Musicians’ Seminar in 1972. He is the founder of several chamber music groups, including the Salzburg String Trio, the Düsseldorf String Quartet and the Waldstein Ensemble. He was Concert Master of the Illinois Chamber Orchestra and a member of the world famous Alban Berg Quartet from 1978 until they played their last season in 2008. From 1993 to 2012 he was a professor of Chamber Music in Koln, and is currently professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna and a professor of Chamber Music at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart.