Stefan Stroissnig
GEN (in collaboration with Gerhild Baron)
Full Biography
Born 1985 the Viennese Pianist Stefan Stroissnig attended his first piano lessons at the age of seven. He completed his studies with Oleg Maisenberg in Vienna and received further artistic advice from Daniel Barenboim, Rudolf Kehrer, Dmitri Bashkirov and Vadim Suchanow.

Since the age of eleven Stefan Stroissnig has performed as soloist, chamber musician and with orchestra (among others the Bruckner Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Tokyo Ensemble and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne) in Europe’s most important concert halls such as the Wiener Musikverein, the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Berlin Philharmonic Hall as well as in Japan (Tokyo Opera City Hall) and America.

Furthermore Stefan Stroissnig won the first price and the EMCY award at the International Greta Erikson’s Piano Competition in Karlstad (Sweden), and was awarded a price at the International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Ettlingen (Germany). In 2002 Stefan Stroissnig was invited to perform in the finals of the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York and one year later he was finalist of the renowned Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey-Montreux/Switzerland.

In 2011 Stefan Stroissnig made his recital debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus. At the end of the programme, he performed the Fantasy for four hands by Franz Schubert together with his long time teacher and mentor Oleg Maisenberg. Shortly after, he appeared as the soloist in Beethoven’s second piano concerto under the direction of Heinrich Schiff at the Brucknerhaus Linz.

Stefan Stroissnig enjoys an excellent reputation as an interpreter of contemporary music. As such he was invited by Friedrich Cerha to perform his “Netzwerk-Fantasy” at the Vienna Konzerthaus. Stefan Stroissnig was the Soloist in Olivier Messiaen’s monumental “Turangalila-Symphony” at the Royal Festival Hall in London in 2013.

Stefan Stroissnig’s chamber music activities also include appearances with Heinrich Schiff, Gábor Boldoczki, Sharon Kam, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Viviane Hagner, Michael Collins, Stephen Stirling, Nobuko Imai, Joji Hattori, Isabelle van Keulen, Tatjana Masurenko and Alois Posch as well as Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Stefan Stroissnig has been invited to perform at prestigious festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, Piano Festival Ruhr, Rheingau Festival, Festival de Divonne-les-Bains, New Artists Series London, Piano Festival of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Mondsee festival and the Carinthian Summer Music Festival.

Several radio and TV-recordings reveal his artistic career. For his recording of the Four Impromptus op. 90 by Franz Schubert and the Sonata in b-minor by Franz Liszt he was awarded the “Pasticcio-Price” of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) in November 2010 and will be released on Gramola Austria in 2014. In September 2011 he recorded Beethoven’s Piano Concertos No. 2 and No. 4 with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna and Heinrich Schiff.

Besides his concert career he is teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria).

In recognition of his achievements in the international music scene Stefan Stroissnig has been nominated by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the Credit Suisse Award 2014.

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