The Vienna RSO mourns the loss of its long-time 2nd concertmaster Annemarie Ortner-Kläring, who died on 7th October 2022.
Born in Salzburg, she studied at the "Mozarteum" Academy of Music in Salzburg and in Vienna with Franz Samohyl. In 1973 she completed her diploma studies with distinction. From 1972 to 2010 she was a member of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, from 1976 as 2nd concertmaster. Her great musicality and dedication marked the decades of her work for the Vienna RSO. A passionate musician, she not only loved working in the orchestra, but was also active as a chamber musician, among others with the Kläring Quartet, which she founded. Daily music-making played a major role in her life.
The Vienna RSO will always remember Annemarie Ortner-Kläring as a great colleague and musician with gratitude and honour.
Angelika Möser, designated artistic director Vienna RSO