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ANNELIE GAHL (AUSTRIA)

Annelie Gahl has been studying at the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Muskhochschule in Vienna respectively . with Paul Roczek, Harald Herzl and Ernst Kovacic. She then complemented her studies with a postgraduate course in Amsterdam with Herman Krebbers and Shmuel Ashkenasi at the Northern Illinois University. Sandor Vegh and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, with whom she collaborated for the biggest part of her professional life, were both most influential. She has been a regular with their orchestras, Camerata Salzburg and Concentus Musicus Wien.

Furthermore, her devotion to Contemporary Music is responsible for her versatile and lively work. She is a regular guest with the Klangforum Vienna and her creative solo programs, often performed in combination with dance, literature and visual art, took her to many international festivals, such as Wien Modern, Salzburg Festival, Salzburg Biennale, Salzburg Easter Festival, Easter Festival Hall, Styriarte, Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon, Festival Imago Dei and the Luxemburg Philharmonie and collaboration with Peter Simonischek, Ferdinand Schmatz, Freiburger Experimentalstudio, Klaus Lang, Claudia Rohrmoser, to name but a few.

Moreover, Annelie gained international reputation through her Solo recordings for the labels Extraplatte, collegno and Kairos. Here she combines classical and baroque repertory with contemporary pieces for solo violin. The Strad Magazine talks of an auspicious an exciting solo debut, the Salzburger Nachrichten certify splendidly focused "violin art" and the German magazine Ronde labelled "Melodies and Harmonies", which was awarded the Austrian Boroadcast Companys' Pasticcio Prize, as the possibly most beautiful Cage recording in many years.

Annelie Gahl was awarded the Anton Bruckner Prize and the Paula Boleszny Prize. As a soloist, she has appeared with a repertoire from Vivaladi, Beethoven to Steve Reich with Camerata Salzburg, Kammerphilharmonie Salzburg, as well as the Sinfonietta Danubia in Salzburg, Linz and at the Wiener Musikverein.

She has performed as a chamber music partner along with Benjamin Schmid, Ivry Gitlis, Valentin Erben, Lukas und Veronika Hagen, Michael Kofler, the Hyperion Ensemble and members of the Klangforum Vienna and Camerata Salzburg.

Another big focus in her diary is teaching at the Universität Mozarteum, where she covers a whole range of tasks with great enthusiasm, such as solo violin lessons, chamber music coaching and working at the precollege with especially gifted younger students. In addition, she also regularly gives masterclasses and chamber music coaching in Austria, Germany, Moscow and China.