Violinist who attended the University of Music in Vienna and the Vienna Conservatory and studied with Karl Barylli and Franz Samohl.
He formed the Franz Schubert Quartett in 1974. Other groups with whom he has worked include the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orquesta de Valencia and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. He has since retired.
On 5th July 1994, the Franz Schubert Quartett appeared at the Pittville Pump Room where they performed Alan Rawsthorne’s “String Quartet No. 2”.
He and pianist Florian Krumpock, violist Vera Reigersberg, cellist Attila Szekely and contrabassist Ernst Weissensteiner interpreted Franz Schubert’s “Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667” (“Forellenquintett”) at Vienna Musikverein on 9th June 2011.
In September 2011, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra boarded the Swiss Pearl for a week of music on the Rhone and Saone. Florian was the soloist in a performance of “Violin Concerto No. 7 in D major, K. 271a” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
He reunited with Florian Krumpock and Attila Szekely in Brahms Hall at the Vienna Musikverein on 6th May 2012. Their program comprised “Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and “Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 97” (“Archduke”) by Ludwig van Beethoven.
On 22nd March 2013, Florian and violist Herbert Muller were guest soloists of Orquesta de Valencia in Iturbi Hall where they performed Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, K. 364.
Recordings on which he appears include: Anton Brucker: Symphony No. 7 and Johann Strauss: Waltzes with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra; and, Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G, D. 887, Karls Ditters von Dittersdorf: String Quartets & String Quintets, Korngold: String Quartet No. 1/Reznicek: String Quartet No. 1, Mozart: The Ten Celebrated String Quartets and Tchaikovsky: String Quartets 1 & 3 with the Franz Schubert Quartett.
In the field of music education, he has given master classes and served on the faculties of Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and the Vienna Conservatory.