Vienna Philharmonic Promotes New Principal Violist From Within

The Vienna Philharmonic has today announced the appointment of 32 year old Viennese violist Gerhard Marschner as their new Principal Violist

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The Vienna Philharmonic has today announced the appointment of 32 year old Viennese violist Gerhard Marschner as their new Principal Viola – effective from September 2017.

A student of Alfred Staar, Josef Staar and Peter Oshsenhofer at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, Gerhard has served section and the Associate Leader positions with the Vienna Philharmonic Opera and Orchestra since 2004.

He will replace Heinrich Koll who will retire from the ensemble in June next year.

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