Curriculum Vitae

Born 1972 in Vienna
Since 1979 Studies in zither at Vienna’s 5th district Music School Margareten/ Vienna since 1979 (Charlotte RODER, Hannelore LAISTER)
1990 A levels at grammar school
1990-1994 Vienna Conservatory – classical Viennese zither (Hannelore Laister, IGP) and traverse flute (Chia-Ling Renner-Liao )
Juni 1994 Teaching qualification
Married, 2 children
Additional studies: Zoology (University of Vienna/ BSc)

Soloist Concert Activities
2019 Premiere Frantisek Janoska: "Impressions along the Danube" with the Janoska Ensemble
2018 CD presentation with Rodica Vica at the Vienna Musikverein and in Bucharest
2018 Vienna Philharmonic New Years Concert
2016 Performances with the Wiener Symphonikern, Großer Musikvereinssaal
2015/16 „The White Horse Inn“ (by Ralph Benatzky) at Volksoper in Vienna
  Baby break
2012 on tour in Japan with the Symphony Orchestra of the Volksoper Wien (featuring concerts in Sunatory Hall in Tokyo, conductor: Ola Rudner)
2011 on stage performance with the Hamburg Philharmonics (Olga Neuwirth: Clinamen/ Nodus, conductor: Christian Arming)
2009 on-stage appearance at “Vienna Operetta Summer” 2009 “Wiener Blut “ by Johann Strauß
2008 Viennese Ball in Noordwijk/ Netherlands
  Baby break
2005 Concert Tour in China (concerts in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, …)
2002 Johann Strauß-Tour/Germany (Philharmonie / Berlin, Old Opera House / Frankfurt, Laeiszhall / Hamburg, Residenz / Munich, Gewandhaus/ Leipzig), overall musical director: Herbert Prikopa
2000 stage music at Nestroy Festival at Liechtenstein Castle „Nur Ruhe“ (in cooperation with Prof. Elfriede Ott, Marika Lichter, Roland Neuwirth and Wilfried)
1998 New Year Concerts with the North-West-German Philharmonics
on-stage performance at the Lake Festival Mörbisch “Der Vogelhändler” (The Bird Seller”) under the directorship of Harald Serafin

1997 three concerts in Taipeh/ Taiwan with the National Philharmonic Orchestra
1996 soloist at the Millennium celebration “1000 Jahre Österreich”, Manila/ Philippines
1991 winner of the first zither competition / Vienna Conservatory and featuring in ORF (Austrian public TV) documentation: “Masters of tomorrow”
soloist at the Burgtheater Vienna (“Tales from the Vienna Woods”, “König Ottokar’s Glück und Ende”)

Ensemble Concert Activities
Since 1989 member of the “Wiener Zitherensemble – Hannelore Laister”, performing at Konzerthaus Wien, Votivkirche, Schottenkirche, Palais Palffy, Haus der Musik, Melk monastery, Zwettl monastery, Perchtoldsdorf castle, and concert tours to Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia and South Tyrol. Concertmaster of this ensemble since the autumn of 2002
Seit 1989 Member of the Zither Teachers’ Quartet of Vienna since 1989.
Numerous performances with this ensemble, such as at the Musikverein Wien (Großer Musikvereinssaal), Rosenau castle, at the church of St. Ruprecht, at the Veterinary University of Vienna, at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo/Japan, at Ludwigsburg castle festival/ Germany, as well as concerts in France, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia and South Tyrol, Italy (MusicaRivaFestival), Iran

Social Commitment
2004 Charity concerts supporting the reconstruction of the “Vijecnica” in Sarajevo at the Austrian National Library and in Sarajevo.

Since 2018 Zither teacher at the music school Laxenburg/Biedermannsdorf
Since 1996 Zither teacher at several adult education centres in Vienna
1997-2003 Zither teacher at the Josef Matthias Hauer music school / Wiener Neustadt