Senior Lecturer in Violin
Head of department String Studies
- Mirabellplatz 1
- 5020 Salzburg
Harald Herzl studied in Salzburg with Sándor Végh and with members of the Amadeus Quartet in Cologne. First violinist in the Pro Arte Quartet Salzburg. Won prizes at competitions in Helsinki and Hannover. Extensive concert tours to major centres of music and festivals in Europe and Asia: in Vienna, for instance, in the Great Hall of the Musikverein, Budapest, Bucharest, Paris, London, Berlin, Athens and in many other cities. Tour of Israel in 1989. In 1991 highly acclaimed debut at the Salzburg Festival. Regular participation in the Salzburg Mozart Week. Conductor Raphael Kubelik dedicated his 5th String Quartet to the PRO ARTE QUARTET SALZBURG.
Performances together with artists such as Wolfgang and Sabine Meyer, Olli Mustonen, Dimitris Sgouros, Paul Meyer, Martin Lovett, Jörg Demus, Hansjörg Schellenberger and many others.
Exclusive contract with BMG/RCA Viktor to record all the Mozart string quartets. CDs issued by EMI, Preiser Records and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi. Harald Herzl has been a professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg since 2000; he has been head of the Department of String Instruments at the Mozarteum University since 2004.
He performs as a soloist at the Mozart Week in Salzburg and in the Grosses Festspielhaus with the SALZBURG MOARTEUM ORCHESTRA.
In 2007, together with Thomas Riebl and Susanna Ehn-Riebl, he founded the MOZARTEUM STRING TRIO SALZBURG.
Harald Herzl is invited as a soloist annually to Japan, Korea and China and is much in demand as a chamber musician.
He holds international master-classes and is a jury member at major competitions in Austria, Germany, Italy, Norway, Armenia as well as in Japan and China.
His students are extremely successful, as documented by prizes for instance at the Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels in 2015; prize-winners at international competitions such as the Ruggiero Ricci Competition in Salzburg (1st prize in 2009), Brahms Competition in Pörtschach/Austria (1st prize in 2010), “String player of the year”, “Ian Stoutzker Prize in Memory of Yehudi Menuhin” (2012), Leopold Mozart Competition in Augsburg (3rd Prize in 2013), International Arthur Grumiaux Competition in Belgium (3rd Prize in 2014) and at the Remember Enescu International Violin Competition (1st prize 2015), as well as at the Mozart Competition in Salzburg in 2016 (2nd prize).
In 2018 Thomas Reif successfully auditioned for the BAVARIAN RADIO ORCHESTRA where he has since been appointed to the position of First Concertmaster.
In January 2019 his current student Mohammedjan Sharipov was the winner of the 10,000 euro Paul Roczek Award 2018.
Harald Herzl plays a violin made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, dating from around 1770, from the collection of valuable string instruments owned by the Austrian National Bank.