Daniel Austrich

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Daniel Austrich
St. Petersburg
EducationOberlin Conservatory of Music
Alma materHochschule fűr Musik
OccupationClassical Musician

Violinist Violist Pedagogue

A Conductor

Daniel Austrich (born 1984) is a Russian classical musician, who is active as a conductor, violinist, violist, and a music coach.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Austrich was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He studied with Alla Aranovskaya in St.Petersburg and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio; also with Viktor Tretyakov at the Hochschule fűr Musik in Cologne.[2]


Austrich has won many international competitions,[3][4] including the 1999 Hamburg Instrumental Competition.[5] He has soloed with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Camerata, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony, and Jerusalem Symphony among others.

In 2009 Austrich gave the Russian premiere of "Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra on Porgy and Bess" by Alexander Courage, in Moscow. His chamber music partners include David Geringas, Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Renaud Capucon, Lahav Shani, Kirill Gerstein, Pamela Frank, Olga Scheps, Gerard Causse and others. Austrich also recorded a duet with Jose Carreras for the album Energia.

In 2012, Austrich joined Michelangelo String Quartet, where he performs together with Mihaela Martin, Nobuko Imai, and Frans Helmerson.[6][7] In 2012, the quartet performed in Scotland.[8] In 2015 they performed at the Library of Congress, receiving a mixed review from the Washington Post.[9] In 2015 he performed with this group at the George Enescu International Festival[10] and the Edinburgh Festival; that same year the quartet traveled to Tokyo to perform music by Beethoven,[11] and Austrich also performed with the Macombo Chamber Players.

In 2016, he performed at the International Chamber Music Festival in Jerusalem[12] and as part of the Classical extravaganza concerts in Russia.[13]


  1. ^ "Musik wie das Gezwitscher der Vögel " Archived 2012-04-16 at the Wayback Machine. Insel Usedom, 30. September 2010, Stolpe
  2. ^ "Handle With Care: Daniel Austrich Performs on Rare Violin". Oberlin College Magazine, 2003.
  3. ^ "Performance". The Washington Post.
  4. ^ "Rising to the challenge". San Diego Union-Tribune, Charlie Wilmoth | April 2, 2009
  5. ^ "Prof. Haass and the Schnitzler Quartett with Daniel Austrich" Archived 2016-07-18 at the Wayback Machine. Report on the 22nd installment of the “Music & Brain” series, DZNE website
  6. ^ "Michelangelo Quartet, Perth Concert Hall". HeraldScotland.com. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Svensk Konsertdirektion - Michelangelo String Quartet". Archived from the original on 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  8. ^ "MUSIC review". The Perthshire Courier and Advertiser, Oct 26, 2012
  9. ^ "Too many weak moments for the skilled Michelangelo String Quartet". Washington Post, By Charles T. Downey November 8, 2015
  10. ^ "Feature Review: George Enescu International Festival [September 2015]" Archived 2016-06-03 at the Wayback Machine. Classical Source, by Richard Whitehouse, October 2015
  11. ^ "Change of festival pace but the quality remains in abundance". Herald Scotland, 7 September 2015. Kate Molleson
  12. ^ "Jerusalem's International Chamber Music Festival: secret lair of great pianists". BachTrack, Alexandra Ivanoff, 07 September 2016
  13. ^ "Foreign musicians have collected 140 thousand UAH for Ukrainian children with heart diseases" Archived 2018-02-16 at the Wayback Machine. The Karkhiv Times, Oksana Dovhopiata - January 11, 2016

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