Wolfgang Redik

Violin Advisor

Mr Wolfgang REDIK was born in Graz, Austria, and received a music education from a combination of experiences in Austria, Italy and the States. Among his most influential mentors were Isaac Stern, Claudio Abbado and Norbert Brainin. While he was still a student studying both the violin and conducting at the Vienna Music Academy, Wolfgang had already begun to perform with orchestras like the Vienna Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. In 1988, he founded the Vienna Piano Trio and has performed more than a thousand concerts around the world, by the year 2012.

As one of the most versatile contemporary musicians today, Wolfgang is highly sought after as music director, soloist, educator and chamber musician; he works closely with the Beijing Symphony, the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, the Recreation-Grosses Orchester Graz and the Sándor Végh Chamber Orchestra amongst others, as guest director. By personal invitation from Maestro Kent Nagano, Wolfgang has been conducting the Montréal Symphony Orchestra regularly since 2012.

As a soloist, Wolfgang has appeared with the English Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique Belgique, the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Camerata Salzburg; worked together with conductors like Sir Roger Norrington, Adam Fischer and Claudio Abbado. He regularly takes to the stage to perform violin recitals and has performed at the Vienna Musikverein, the Tonhalle of Zurich, and the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. Wolfgang performs on a rare violin by J.B. Guadagnini from 1772, on loan to him by the Austrian National Bank.

His repertoire, both as a director and soloist, focuses on works from the Viennese Classical and Romantic eras. His interpretations of works by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven have been well received and praised by audiences across Europe, the Far East and the Americas.

Wolfgang’s discography includes over twenty solo and chamber music recordings, and dozens of recordings with various orchestras. Recently, he released two solo albums featuring Violin Concertos by Mendelssohn and A. Lokshin.

Aside from his identity as a stage musician, Wolfgang is a passionate teacher who works regularly with violinists, ensembles and young orchestras through Masterclasses in London, Moscow, New York, Vienna, Beijing and Montréal. Since 2007, having taught at the Graz Academy of Music for eighteen years. Wolfgang now teaches at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, where he founded and directs the Sándor Végh Institute for Chamber Music.

Our school is honoured to have Wolfgang on our distinguished panel of advisors; giving violin Masterclasses here at Melody Strings.