Agnes Stradner has made an international name for herself as a chamber musician, concertmaster of the Bach Consort Vienna and teacher.
Born in Vienna, her musical education continued in Detmold and Berlin. Her teachers included Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet), Young Uck Kim (Beaux Arts Trio), Ulf Wallin (Cherubini Quartet) and Eberhard Feltz. Surrounded by original sound instruments from the cradle, Agnes Stradner soon specialized in the baroque violin in addition to her passion for chamber music.
The center of her activity is the Bach Consort Vienna, which she founded together with Rubén Dubrovsky in 1999. Today it is one of the most important baroque ensembles in Austria and is present at the Vienna Musikverein, the Theater an der Wien, the Kammeroper Wien as well as at many important baroque festivals in Europe.
Her playing as a "wonderful, musicianly, knowledgeable concertmaster" (Online Merker, 2018), is documented in numerous recordings by the Bach Consort Wien. Live recordings of Monteverdi's Selva morale e spirituale on DVD (ORF) and Handel's Messiah on CD and DVD (Gramola/Naxos), two live CDs with works by Antonio Vivaldi, in collaboration with vocal soloists Vivica Genaux (Sony) and Andreas Scholl (Gramola), and "Pace e Guerra" with countertenor Terry Wey (Sony/Harmonia Mundi) have appeared. The CD "Vidala - Argentina and Roots of European Baroque" (Gramola) was nominated twice for the German Record Critics Award.
She has collaborated with renowned original sound ensembles such as the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Les Musiciens du Louvre. She has made numerous recordings under the direction of René Jacobs, Ton Koopman, Alan Curtis and Marc Minkowski and has performed in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Her solo programs of works by J.S. Bach, Biber, Vilsmayr and Nogueira have taken her throughout Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal. In addition to chamber music programs focusing on the Austrian Baroque, her current projects include the trio sonatas and fugues of J. S. Bach, as well as the artistic direction of the "Viertelbarock" chamber music festival in Vienna.
Agnes Stradner leads a violin class as well as the Baroque Ensemble of the Early Music Department at the Döbling Music School in Vienna. She regularly gives master classes for baroque violin, performance practice and chamber music.
She plays on a violin by Giovanni Battista Grancino from 1699.
Orgelkonzert in der Fastenzeit
Compositions by H.I.F. v Biber, G. Muffat, A. Bertali
Agnes Stradner - baroque violin
Johannes Zeinler - organ
March 19, 2023 | 3 PM
Kunst aus Frauenhand | Berlin
With compositions by exceptional female artists of the baroque period - Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, Francesca Caccini, Juana Inés de la Cruz und Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre
Sara Gouzy – Mezzo-soprano
Agnes Stradner – baroque violin
Linda Mantcheva – baroque cello
Marianna Henriksson – harpsichord
Amandine Affagard – lute
Anja Panse – reading
March 25 | 8 PM
Location: Kühlhaus Berlin
... mittendrin das wunderbare Violinspiel der Agnes Stradner, so nuanciert, dass man sich mit geschlossenen Augen im Schloss Versailles wähnte...
...erstaunlich brillant begleitend hier Agnes Stradner, Primgeigerin des Bachconsorts Wien...
Kritik zu den Barocktagen Stift Melk, Niederösterreichische Nachrichten, 26.05.2015
... großartiger, sinnlicher Konzertabend ... Agnes Stradner als souveräne Konzertmeisterin...
Karl Masek, Online Merker, 26.01.2018