Meet The Artists - Peter Schuhmayer

Peter Schuhmayer

Born in Vienna, Austria.

Since 1980 first violinist and founding member of the ARTIS-QUARTET of Vienna

which is serving as quartet in residence at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (Musikverein) in Vienna since 1988.

Violin studies at the Hochschule für  Musik  in Vienna with Hertha Binder and Josef Suk, private studies with Alfred Staar. Chamber music coaching with Hatto Beyerle and 84/85 recipient of the Friedlander Fellowship to study at the University of Cincinnati (USA) with the La Salle Quartet.

With the AQ he performed at the most prestigious halls and festivals in Europe and abroad -Musikverein/ Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Theatre Champs Elysees / Salle Pleyel Paris, Herkulessaal München, Philharmonie and Konzerthaus Berlin, Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall London, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Teatro Colon, Suntory Hall Tokyo, NCPA Beijing.

For recording more than 35 CDs he  received international awards including Echo Klassik (D), Grand Prix du Disque (F), Diapason d' Or (F), Prix Caecilia (B), Indie Award (USA), Wiener Flötenuhr (A) and Midem Classical Award (F).

PS performed with artists like Mischa Maisky, Nabuko Imai, Peter Frankl, Boris Berman, Christoph Eschenbach, Ralf Gothoni, Richard Stoltzman, MichelLethiec, Sharon Kam, Juliane Banse, Lawrence Power, Till Fellner and  Sol Gabetta.

Guest appearances with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under conductors like Böhm, Karajan, Kleiber, Abbado, Muti, Solti, Maazel, Barenboim, Giulini.

Guest leader with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, Vienna String Soloists, Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg.

Solo performances in Austria, USA, Germany, France with RSO Berlin, Orchestre d'Ille de France, Norfolk Festival Orchestra, Neues Wiener Kammerorchester, Orchester der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien.

Mr.Schuhmayer was presenting masterclasses  at Eastman School of Music, Yale School of Music, Sibelius Academy, Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Geidai University Tokyo, Pro Quartet, CCM Cincinnati, Lithuanian Academy, Estonian Academy, Shanghai Conservatory, Mahidol University and teaching at renowned summer academies like Kuhmo, ISA, Festival Pablo Casals, Orford Festival,  Norfolk Festival and MISQA Montreal.

1993-98 guest professor for chamber music  at the University of Music  Graz.

Since 1996  Mr. Schuhmayer  is  on the faculty of the University of  Music and Performing Arts in Vienna teaching chamber music and violin.

Since 2012 close cooperation with the Royal College of Music London and frequently presenting  masterclasses  for violin.

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