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    Stradner, Christoph (1970 – Present)

    Cellist from Vienna, Austria, who started taking lessons with Frieda Litschauer when he was just six years old.  He attended the University of Music and Performing Arts where he studied with Wolfgang Herzer.  Other teachers included Ruben Dubrovsky, David Geringas, Martin Hornstein, Steven Isserlis, Boris Kuschnir, Mischa Maisky, William Pleeth, Robert Scheiwein, Daniel Shafran and Harvey Shapiro.


    Groups with whom he has worked include the Altenburg Trio, the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, EOS-Quartett Wien, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Niederosterreichisches Tonkunstlerorchester, the Tonkunstler Orchestra of Lower Austria, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Concert Society, the Vienna Jeunesse Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.  He is also the director and founder of Acht Cellisten der Wiener Symphoniker (Eight Cellists of the Vienna Symphony).


    On 24th July 2007, he and pianist Luca Monti performed “On the Fiddle” by Michael Nyman at the Bregenzer Festpspiele in Bregenz, Austria.


    He and violist Johannes Flieder, pianist Fabio Luisi, violinist Anton Sorokow and double-bassist Ernst Weissensteiner interpreted Franz Schubert’s “Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667” on 1st December 2008.  The recital also included Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Trio for Cello, Viola and Double Bass”.


    On 9th March 2009, he and pianist Doris Adam and violinist Karin Adam appeared at the Schonberg-Center in Vienna where they offered up Hans Gal’s “Trio in E major, Op. 18” and “Trio in G major, Op. 49bA” and Arnold Schonberg’s “Transfigured Night, Op. 4”.


    Musicians from the Vienna Symphony Orchestra participated in the Bregenz Festival at the Seestudio on 8th August 2010 when they gave a recital of Miesczslaw Weinberg’s “Sonata No. 2, Op. 63” and “String Trio, Op. 48”.


    On 11th December 2011, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra appeared in the Great Hall at the Wiener Konzerthaus where Christoph was the soloist on Antonin Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104”.  The concert concluded with Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29” (“Polish”).


    The Altenburg Trio entertained at Musikschule Deutschlandsberg on 9th September 2012.  Their program comprised Felix Mendelssohn’s “Trio in D minor, Op. 49” and Maurice Ravel’s “Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello”.


    In 2013, they took part in the Bregenz Festival at Kunsthaus Bregenz where they performed “Notturno” by Andre Tchaikowsky, “Sequenza No. 8” by Luciano Berio, The Snow Has No Voice” by Beat Furner and “Trio, Op. 8” by Dmitri Shostakovich.


    Recordings on which Christoph appears include:  Acht Cellisten der Wiener Symphoniker Live aus dem Casino Baumgarten:  Johann Sebastian Bach/Heitor Villa-Lobos; Hans Gal:  Piano Trios with Doris Adam and Karin Adam; May All Your Dreams Come True; Mieczyslaw Weinberg:  Three Palms/String Trio/Trumpet Concerto No. 1 and Mieczyslaw Weinberg:  Sonata for Violoncello and Piano No. 2/Piano Quintet with EOS-Quartett Wien; Mozart for Babies with Esther Haffner and Tamas Varga; Music of Erik Freitag; his own Paganini/Cassadio/Krenek/Ysaye; Tchaikovsky:  Nutcracker & Swan Lake Suites with the Eight Cellists of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra; and, Turn of the Century ‘Cello with Charles Owen.


    In the field of music education, he has taught master classes and served on the faculty of the Private University at the Conservatory in Vienna.



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