The Scholarship Holders of the Mozart Gesellschaft

Benjamin Herz

Benjamin Herz

Benjamin Herzl, Violin

Benjamin Herzl was born in Salzburg in 1994 and comes from a family of musicians. At the age of three he received violin lessons from his father and then between 2001 and 2005 from Erntraud Passin. In 2005 he was accepted for the "Leopold Mozart Institute for the Gifted" at the Universität Mozerteum Salzburg having lessons from Prof. Klara Flieder-Pantillon. In 2011 he moved to Christian Altenburger at the Vienna Musikuniversität. In the season 2011/2012 he was honoured with an invitation to work with Christian Tetzlaff at the "Kronberg Akademie". He performed among others with Esther Hoppe, Pierre Amoyal, Vadim Gluzman and Benjamin Schmid.

Between 2004 and 2006 the young violinist won several first prizes as a soloist and chamber music player at the competition "prima la musica". In 2007 he won a prize for his Mozart playing at the Universität Mozarteum and afterwards gave his debut as a soloist with the "Kurpfälzischen Kammerorchester Mannheim" conducted by Hans Arp. In 2008 he won the 1st. prize in the European competition "A. u. V. Marcosig" in Gorizia/Italy with further concerts in Venice and Udine.

He has been invited to famous international festivals such as "Internationales Bachfest Salzburg", "Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern", Internationales Mozartfest Mannheim", and "Europäisches Jugend Festival Passau". For a long time in addition to his studies in Vienna Benjamin Herzl has devoted himself to jazz and klezmer music and he performed in the opening concert of the "10th. KlezMORE Festival Vienna" in one of Europe's most famous jazz clubs, the "Porgy & Bess" in Vienna. On 1st. January 2015 Benjamin Herzl will give his debut with the Philharmonie Salzburg conducted by Elisabeth Fuchs with Mozart's violin concerto K. 218 in the Großes Festspielhaus.