Thomas Riebl | © Elsa Okazaki


Thomas Riebl

Univ.-Prof. for ViolaDepartment String StudiesPre-College
Thomas Riebl is the artistic director of the International Summer Academy Bad Leonfelden and has been a professor at the Mozarteum University since 1983. He has given countless master classes at the most important international music colleges and conservatories. Many of his  students are successful in international competitions, professors* at music universities as well as members of leading orchestras, string quartets and chamber ensembles.
Thomas Riebl (*1956 in Vienna) studied with Siegfried Führlinger, Peter Schidlof and Sandor Végh. He made his debut in the Vienna Konzerthaus at the age of 16 and has performed on the most important podiums ever since  Europe and  in the USA (e.g. Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein, Concertgebow Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall), with countless orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna and Berlin Symphoniker, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra , with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Horst Stein, Edo de Waart, Andrew Davies and Sylvain Cambreling. He was a guest at renowned international music festivals and made music with, among others, Jessye Norman, Gidon Kremer, Benjamin Schmid, Thomas Zehetmair, Joshua Bell, Tabea Zimmermann, Natalia Gutman, Boris Pergamenschikow, Steven Isserlis, Sabine Meyer, Andras Schiff, Oleg Maisenberg, Elisabeth Leonskaja , Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the Juilliard String Quartet and the Hagen Quartet. Thomas Riebl won prizes at the international competitions in Budapest (1975) and Munich / ARD (1976) as well as first prize and the Ernst Walfisch Memorial Prize at the International Naumburg Viola Competition in New York in 1982. From 1972 to 1979 he was a violist with the Wiener Franz Schubert Quartet (1st prize in the European Broadcasting Competition in Stockholm 1974); 1979-2004 he was a member of the Vienna String Sextet, with whom he undertook extensive concert tours, regularly  appeared at the most important music festivals, such as the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna and Berlin Festivals and the Edinburgh Festival, and recorded numerous CDs and videos.