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Daniel Austrich - chamber music

Russian-born Daniel Austrich came to international attention after winning major prizes at the Sarasate and the Paganini Moscow International Competitions. He has played as soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, St.Petersburg Camerata and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Chamber music performances include appereances with David Gerngas, Itzhak Perlman and the St. Petersburg Quartet. He is assistant professor for chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany

Austrich has won many international competitions, including the 1999 Hamburg Instrumental Competition. He has soloed with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, St.Petersburg Camerata, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony, and Jerusalem Symphony among others.

In 2009 Austrich gave the Russian premiere of "Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra on Porgy and Bess" by Alexander Courage, in Moscow. His chamber music partners include David Geringas, Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Renaud Capucon, Lahav Shani, Kirill Gerstein, Pamela Frank, Olga Scheps, Gerard Causse and many others. Austrich also recorded a duet with Jose Carreras for the album "Energia".

In 2012, Austrich joined Michelangelo String Quartet, where he performs together with Mihaela Martin, Nobuko Imai, and Frans Helmerson. In 2012, the quartet performed in the Scotland. In 2015 they performed at the Library of Congress, receiving a mixed review from the Washington Post. In 2015 he performed with this group at the George Enescu International Festivaland the Edinburgh Festival; that same year the quartet traveled to Tokyo to perform music by Beethoven, and Austrich also performed with the Macombo Chamber Players.

In 2016 he performed at the International Chamber Music Festival in Jerusalemand as part of the Classical extravaganza concerts in Russia.

Photo: Ira Weinrauch

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