Julia Schreyvogel, assistant principal cello
Julia Schreyvogel was born in Vienna in 1974.
She was only seven when she began her training as a cellist with Cecilie Ottensamer at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. In 1995 she continued her studies at Berlin University of the Arts with Prof. Wolfgang Boettcher. She obtained her diploma in concert performance, passing with distinction, and in 1999 she also obtained her diploma from Berlin. Parallel to her university studies she attended master classes given by Boris Pergamenschikow, Janos Starker and Menahem Pressler. She also conducted artistic studies with members of the Alban Berg Quartett and the Haydn-Trio Wien.
Since 1996 Julia Schreyvogel has been a member of the piano trio trio VIENNarte that has already won several prizes in international competitions and has recorded CDs with works by Haydn, Brahms and Mendelssohn. In addition, she tours Europe, South America and Asia as a chamber musician with the Koehne Quartett, the ensemble Kontrapunkte, the ensemble “die reihe” and other chamber music ensembles. She has also appeared at festivals such as Wien Modern, Klangbogen Wien, Festival Bonheur Musical (France), Rheingau-Festival and the Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. From 2001 to 2002 she was principal cello of Camerata Salzburg and from 2003 to 2004 she played with the Bamberger Symphoniker.
As a cellist she has won several prizes at the Jugend musiziert competition. In 1993 she was awarded the special prize of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and in 1994 won the funding prize of the Carl Flesch Academy in Baden-Baden.
She has been assistant principal cello with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2005.
Raffael Dolezal, assistant principal cello
Raffael Dolezal was born in Tokyo in 1986.
He was only six when he began his training as a pianist with Prof. Helene Sedo-Stadler at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. He received his first cello lessons from his father Friedrich Dolezal. In 2002 he switched to the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where he continued his studies under Prof. Wolfgang Herzer, Maria Sellner and Prof. Robert Nagy. Raffael Dolezal completed his training under Bernhard Naoki Hedenborg. He also devoted a great deal of time to chamber music and received instruction from members of the Artis Quartet among others.
He was able to gain experience of orchestral playing with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Lower Austria and the academy of the Vienna RSO. In 2010 and 2011 he was a member of the stage orchestra of the Salzburg Festival and from 2009 to 2014 took part in the Angelika Prokopp summer academy staged by the Vienna Philharmonic. Concert tours with various chamber music ensembles have taken him across Austria, Europe and Japan. In 2015 Raffael Dolezal was a lecturer at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.
Since 2016 he has been assistant principal cello with the Vienna RSO.
Solveig Nordmeyer, assistant principal cello
Solveig Nordmeyer was born in Upper Austria in 1971 and began taking cello lessons at the age of seven.
As a high school student she received cello instruction at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz and the Mozarteum Salzburg with Wilfried Tachezi.
After passing her school-leaving exams at the music high school in Linz, she began studying cello at the University of Music and Performing Arts with Valentin Erben, graduating in 1995 with distinction.
She followed this with a postgraduate degree course at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest and numerous master classes with Yo-Yo Ma, Frans Helmerson, Emil Klein and David Geringas, among others.
From 1996 to 2000 she was principal cello with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and since then has been very active as a chamber and ensemble musician (Ensemble Kontrapunkte, Ensemble Prisma).
In addition, she is a partner of the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School Vienna and teaches there and at various summer camps.
She has been assistant principal cello with the Vienna RSO since 2001.
Marta Kordykiewicz was born in 1990 in Warsaw and begun playing the cello at the age of seven. She graduated with honors from Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where she was working with prof. Tomasz Strahl and Rafał Kwiatkowski. She continued her education at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna by prof. Reinhard Latzko.
2016-2018 she took part in the Orchestra Academy project of the ORF-Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna. After that she was a co-leader of the cello group of the Grazer Philharmoniker/Oper Graz. 2017-2019 she was also an assistant-teacher in the class of prof. Stefan Kropfitsch at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. 2021 she joined the Vienna RSO again, this time as a permanent member. Since 2018 she has also been a member of Trio Frizzante, which she regularly performs with in Austria and abroad.
She is a prize-winner of several major competitions in Poland, she also received multiple awards and scholarships i.a. of Polish Minister of Culture and Art. She was invited to take part in the "New Masters on Tour 2018" with solo concerts in Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and National Philharmony in Bratislava.
She took part in many music festivals i.a. in Austria, Poland, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Hungary, Ukraine, Italy and Greece. As a soloist she performed with some major polish orchestras, such as Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonia Varsovia. She participated in many masterclasses, during which she had a chance to work with outstanding artists, such as Arto Noras, Valentin Erben, David Geringas, Apollon-Musagète Quartet. She regularly performs with Ensemble Kontrapunkte in Musikverein in Vienna.
Johannes Kubitschek was born in Innsbruck in 1979.
He began playing the cello at the age of five and his teachers have included Klaus Haselwanter and Michael Tomasi. In 1996 he began studying with Clemens Hagen and Heidi Litschauer at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. In 2004 he passed his diploma examination with distinction. He then went on to do a postgraduate course with Tobias Stosiek at Graz University.
He was able to broaden his musical horizons and gain further experience in master classes given by Thomas and Patrick Demenga, Antonio Meneses and Wenn-Sinn Yang.
Johannes Kubitschek enjoys playing in small ensembles, and has already performed with several European and American groups such as the Wiener Jeunesse Orchester and the European Union Youth Orchestra. He was a substitute in the Tiroler Symphonieorchester and the Mozarteumorchester in Salzburg, and also helped out the Camerata Salzburg ensemble. Since 2003 he has been a member of the Mirabellquartett Salzburg and since 2010 has played for Trio Frizzante.
He was won several prizes at the Jugend musiziert and prima la musica competitions. In 1999 and again in 2008 he won third prize at the international cello competition in Liezen.
He has worked as a cellist for the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2008.
Till-Georg Schüssler was born in Stuttgart in 1962 and studied at the Musikhochschule in Köln and Vienna.
He was principal cello with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra from 1987 to 1994. Since 2001 he has been a member of the Rasumofsky-Quartett Wien.
Till-Georg Schüssler has been playing with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1994.