Martin Edelmann

Martin Edelmann

Foto von Martin Edelmann mit einer Viola

Member of the orchestra since 2017

Martin Edelmann, born 1969 in Bretten / Germany, received his first violin lessons at the age of five. After studying for a degree at the University of Music and Art in Bremen with Prof. Maria Grevesmühl, he went to Vienna to study with Prof. Gerhart Hetzel and later with Prof. Edward Zienkowski. In 1993 he moved to the viola and to the class of Prof. Siegfried Führlinger. In addition to his studies, he received artistic impulses in masterclasses with Felix Andriewsky, Sachar Bron, Max Rostal, Igor Ozim and later with Kim Kashkashian and Barbara Westphal. Already during his studies Martin Edelmann played as a substitute at the Vienna Philharmonic.

In 1994 he co-founded the Hugo Wolf Quartet, where he worked as a violist for five years. He has won several awards with this ensemble, such as with the first prize at the International Competition for String Quartets in Cremona, the first prize in the national competition "Gradus ad Parnassum" and the prize for the best string quartet at the 45th International G. B. Viotti Chamber Music Competition in Vercelli.

As a chamber musician he has performed in major concert halls such as the Herkulessaal Munich, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Wiener Musikverein and the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Mozarteum Salzburg, in "Y" New York as well as at renowned festivals in Salzburg, the Carinthian Summer, the Schubertiade Feldkirch or the Klangbogen Wien. Concert tours have taken him throughout Europe and North America.

From 2007 to 2019 he was a member of the viola section of the RSO Vienna and since September 2019 he is with the Wiener Symphoniker.