The Vienna String Quartet was established in 1964. All members studied in Vienna and are members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Main repertoire: Vienna classic (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven), classical quartet repertoire (Schubert, Brahms, Dvořák, etc.), and further presentation of contemporary works of Austrian composers and “classical” modernism like Schönberg, Alban Berg, Janáček, etc… Usual concert activities under the Association of Music Lovers in Vienna. Performances at the big festivals in Austria: Vienna Festwochen, Salzburg Festival, Bregenz Festival, Carinthisch Summer. The quartet makes numerous domestic tours, as well as concert tours in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Iceland, USA, Japan, Korea and Hong-Kong. Many radio and TV productions at home and abroad. Recordings: RCA and Camerata Tokyo. Complete works of string quartet by Franz Schubert are available on Camerata.
Werner Hink, 1st violin
Born in 1943, he studied violin at the Municipal Conservatory of Vienna, subsequently under Professor Franz Samohyl at the Vienna Academy of Music (now Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien). In 1964 he was appointed 1st violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, becoming principal violinist in 1967 and concertmaster in 1974 until 2008. He has been a Professor of the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien since 1982.
Hubert Kroisamer, 2nd violin
Born in 1953, he studied under Prof. Arzt in Linz, then at the Vienna Academy of Music (now Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien) under Prof. Franz Samohyl. In 1969, he won the 1st prize at the International Koscian Violin Competition in Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). In 1975 he entrerd the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1978 became a principal 2nd violinist. Since 1982, he is a principal 1st violinist of this orchestra.
Hans Peter Ochsenhofer, viola
Born in 1948 in Graz, he studied violin under Professor Franz Samohyl and viola under Professor Führlinger at the Hochschule (now Universität) für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien. Later becoming a member of the Wiener Pro Arte Quartett, he joined the Vienna Symphony from 1971 to 1977 as a violist. He has been a member of the Vienna Philharmonic since 1977. He is professor of the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien as well as making many TV and radio appearances. He has made regular appearances at the Tillysburg Festival since its inauguration and has been violist of the Vienna String Quartet since 1988.
Edison Pashko, violoncello