Violin and chamber music
Ludwig Müller, a native of Austria, studied violin at the University of Graz with Walery Gradow and Klaus Eichholz and at the University of Vienna with Günther Pichler and Ernst Kovacic and graduated with” summa cum laude”.
Since 1986, Ludwig Müller has been the concertmaster of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
He has been working regularly with conductors such as Rudolf Barschai, Ivor Bolton, Philippe Entremont, Adam Fischer, Thomas Hengelbrock, Heinz Holliger, Yakov Kreizberg, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Gianandrea Noseda, Krysztof Penderecki, Vasily Petrenko, Günther Pichler, Gennadi Roshdestwensky, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Jordi Savall, Heinrich Schiff, Peter Schreier, David Stern, Sandor Vegh and Stefan Vladar.
As a soloist and artistic director, he has been performing in important venues like Vienna (Konzerthaus and Musikverein), Salzburg (Mozarteum), Berlin (Schauspielhaus), Paris (Theatre de Champs Elysees), New York (Carnegie Hall), Tokio (Suntory Hall) and Osaka (Festival Hall) among many others.
He has recorded numerous of CDs and performed many concerts in Vienna and abroad with
chamber music groups, such as the Arcus Ensemble Wien, the Soloists of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Ensemble Wien Tokyo and the Bell'arte Ensemble of the Wiener Symphoniker.
In 1998, Ludwig Müller and his colleagues Barna Kobori, Georg Hamann and Christophe Pantillon founded the Aron Quartet at the newly opened Arnold Schönberg Center Wien and they have been presenting a subscription series as the resident quartet of that institution for 10 years. Since then, the quartet has been performing regularly in the Konzerthaus Wien, presents an annual series of 3 concerts at the Musikverein Wien and appears in many international concert series and music festivals.
Since 2008 the Aron Quartet has its own summer festival at the Schloss Laudon in Vienna.
Among many recordings of the ensemble, the complete set of the string quartets of Arnold Schönberg has been praised by the international press as a new benchmark for these quartets.
For the 50th anniversary of Erich Wolfgang Korngolds death, the group recorded his 3 quartets and the piano quintet. In October 2009, the Aron Quartet performed these pieces together with his string sextet and the suite at the Opera de Bastille in Paris.
Masterclass from 29 October to 03 November 2018