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Baroque Violin

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.


Upcoming Concerts

Concert on the Sonnholz organ | Großstelzendorf


Works by H.I.F. Biber, G. Muffat, J.J. Vilsmayer a.o.

Austria was the center of an impressive instrumental culture in the 17th century - virtuosos and composers from southern Germany, Silesia, Bohemia and Moravia moved to the large Austrian cities to present their skills and make a name for themselves. In this music, set beyond all complaisance, harmonic speculation is combined with bold wit and a poetic virtuosity whose daring and innovative spirit continue to amaze and fascinate to this day.  

Agnes Stradner - baroque violin
Johannes Zeinler - organ 

Sunday, September 10, 2023 | 5 p.m.

Venue: Church, Großstelzendorf 5


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Cantatas & Orchestral Works |

J.S. Bach

Chen Reiss – Sopran​

Bach Consort Wien

Agnes Stradner – Violine und Viola

Rubén Dubrovsky - Leitung

Sunday, November 5, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Venue: Vienna Musikverein, Brahms Hall

Baroque Christmas | Organ Trio Sonatas by J.S. Bach

J.S. Bach's organ trio sonatas BWV 525-530, the organ work consistently arranged for three voices at the limit of performability, gains in transparency and personal expression in the instrumentation with violin, viola and violoncello and represents another monumental chamber music cycle alongside the Art of Fugue and the Musical Offering.

Agnes Stradner - violin
Hana Hobiger - viola
Katarzyna Cichon - violoncello

Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 23, 2023 | 3 p.m.

Venue: Klosterneuburg Abbey

Christmas with Bach | Organ Trio Sonatas by J.S. Bach

Agnes Stradner - violin
Hana Hobiger - viola
Katarzyna Cichon - violoncello

Sunday, November 26, 2023 | 3 p.m.
Venue: Walpersdorf Castle Chapel






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