Born in Vienna, Heinrich, Koll started playing the violin at the age of five. In 1966 he continued his studies with Prof. Edith Steinbauer and later with Prof. Franz Samohyl at the Wiener Musikhochschule. He graduated with honors in 1975 and the same year he began his career as a 1.st violist with the “Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstler Orchester”. The following year he changed to the “Wiener Symphoniker” as a principal soloist, and since 1980 he is in the same position with the “Wiener Philharmoniker”. With this orchestra he has played in all the major concert halls of the world, including subscription concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York.

As a soloist Prof. Koll has performed with the Vienna Philharmonie at the Salzburg Mozartwoche, and with Mozart’s “Concertante” with Rainer Küchl under Zubin Mehta for the opening of the Mozart Year 1991. In the same year he also performed Richard Strauss’s “Don Quixote” in the Musikverein with Franz Bartelomey and André Previn. 2001 Prof. Koll performed under conductor Maestro Seiji Ozawa with M.Rostropowitsch as solo partner in “Don Quixote”. He also has performed as soloist in Japan and Spain.

Since 1987 Prof. Koll is violist in the “Wiener Musikvereinsquartett (Küchlquartett)”, which has a subscription series in the Wiener Musikverein and performs regularly throughout Europe and Japan. In addition, Prof. Koll performs with the Vienna Ring Ensemble as well as guesting regularly with other chamber music ensembles.

For several years Prof. Koll taught the “Austrian Youth Orchester” and was for several years professor as weIl as performer at the Sapporo Festival in Japan.

Maestro Ozawa invited him also as teacher and advisor for a production of “La Boheme” in Japan. Prof. Koll has also taught a Master Class at the Manhatten School of Music in NY.and USC in Los Angeles.

In addition to solo and chamber music concerts with colleagues from the Vienna Philharmonie, since 2002 Prof. Koll has been performing chamber and solo concerts with his two violinplaying daughters, “Koll Trio”, throughout Austria, USA and Japan.

Heinrich Koll

Heinrich Koll

Heinrich Koll

Born in Vienna, Heinrich, Koll started playing the violin at the age of five. In 1966 he continued his studies with Prof. Edith Steinbauer and later with Prof. Franz Samohyl at the Wiener Musikhochschule. He graduated with honors in 1975 and the same year he began his career as a 1st violist with the “Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstler Orchester”. The following year he changed to the “Wiener Symphoniker” as a principal soloist, and since 1980 he is in the same position with the “Wiener Philharmoniker”. With this orchestra he has played in all the major concert halls of the world, including subscription concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York.

As a soloist Prof. Koll has performed with the Vienna Philharmonie at the Salzburg Mozartwoche, and with Mozart’s “Concertante” with Rainer Küchl under Zubin Mehta for the opening of the Mozart Year 1991. In the same year he also performed Richard Strauss’s “Don Quixote” in the Musikverein with Franz Bartelomey and André Previn. 2001 Prof. Koll performed under conductor Maestro Seiji Ozawa with M.Rostropowitsch as solo partner in “Don Quixote”. He also has performed as soloist in Japan and Spain.

Since 1987 Prof. Koll is violist in the “Wiener Musikvereinsquartett (Küchlquartett)”, which has a subscription series in the Wiener Musikverein and performs regularly throughout Europe and Japan. In addition, Prof. Koll performs with the Vienna Ring Ensemble as well as guesting regularly with other chamber music ensembles.

For several years Prof. Koll taught the “Austrian Youth Orchester” and was for several years professor as weIl as performer at the Sapporo Festival in Japan.

Maestro Ozawa invited him also as teacher and advisor for a production of “La Boheme” in Japan. Prof. Koll has also taught a Master Class at the Manhatten School of Music in NY.and USC in Los Angeles.

In addition to solo and chamber music concerts with colleagues from the Vienna Philharmonie, since 2002 Prof. Koll has been performing chamber and solo concerts with his two violinplaying daughters, “Koll Trio”, throughout Austria, USA and Japan.

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