educator and violinist who started playing at three years of age and
attended the Vienna University of Music. His teachers included Josef Drevo, Michael Frischenschlager,
Ernst Kovacic and Tibor
He went on to become the first violin of the Vienna Symphony
Orchestra and the principal concertmaster of Wiener Concert-Verein.
November 2011, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra teamed up with the Eroica Trio for a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s
“Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 56” in Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. They reprised the “Triple
Concerto” at Lincoln Center in New
York on 14th November 2011.
Franz was the
director and soloist when Wiener Concert-Verein
interpreted Astor Piazzolla’s “Four
Seasons of Buenos Aires” at Konzerthaus Weinviertel on 13th April 2012 and the Villach Congress Center
on 7th May 2012.
September 2012, he directed WCV in concert at Eisenstadt
Their program comprised Luigi Boccherini’s “Menuett”, Gaetano
Donizetti’s “Concertino for Flute and Orchestra in C major”
and “Concertino for Oboe and Orchestra in F major”, and Franz
Joseph Haydn’s “Cello Concerto in C major, Hob.VIIb:1”, “Notturno in C major, Hob.II:25” and “Symphony
No. 30 in C major, Hob.I:30” (“Alleluja”). Flautist Robert Wolf, oboist Peter
Schreiber and cellist Mischa Maisky
were the soloists.
Anastasia Kobekina took up solo duties when Franz directed the WCV
in a performance of Haydn’s “Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
in D major” at Prayner Konservatorium
on 16th April 2013.
which Franz appears include Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Vol.
4: Grande Concert with the
Vienna Concert Society Orchestra.