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oenm Michaela Girardi

Michaela Girardi

The violinist from Salzburg received her musical training at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, at Indiana University in the USA and at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. Her teachers include Paul Roczek, Mauricio Fuks and Shmuel Ashkenasi.

Since her first solo appearance at the age of eleven, Michaela Girardi has performed regularly as a soloist with various orchestras such as the Camerata Salzburg, the Mozarteum Orchestra and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. Her great passion is chamber music. As a member of the Callino Quartet, her close collaboration with artists such as the Hagen Quartet, Eberhard Feltz, Walter Levin, György Kurtag and Erich Höbarth left a lasting impression on her. Concert tours have taken Michaela Girardi to the Wigmore Hall, the Bordeaux Chamber Music Festival, Prussia Cove, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Beethovenfest Bonn and many other festivals in Europe with partners such as Jörg Widmann, Pekka Kuuisto, Barry Douglas and Nicholas Daniel.

Michaela Girardi developed a strong affinity for contemporary music at a young age. As a member of œnm . oesterreichisches ensemble fuer neue musik, Ensemble risonanze erranti and Ensemble Plus, she works intensively with composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Peter Ruzicka, Helmut Lachenmann and Hector Parra. Most recently, a CD with works by Peter Ruzicka was released by Neos, including a recording of his 5th string quartet “Sturz”.
Since 2008 Michaela Girardi has been principal violinist in the Camerata Salzburg and regularly appears as concertmaster with various orchestras such as the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra.
Michaela Girardi teaches violin and chamber music at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and gives master classes at the Austrian Master Classes and at the International Summer Academy at the Mozarteum.