Peter Götzelin mestarikurssin päätöskonsertti
Sibelius-Akatemian kamariorkesteri ja pienyhtyeet
Peter Götzel, valmennus
Ohjelmassa mm. Mozart, Schubert, Lanner, Johann Strauss, Josef Strauss
Peter Götzel, who was born on June 16, 1940 in Vienna, received his first violin lessons at the Vienna Boys Choir where he was a member until age 11. Beginning in 1953, he studied violin with Edith Steinbauer and viola with Erst Morawec at the Vienna Music Academy. He was included as a substitute in the renowned world tour which the Vienna Philharmonic made with Herbert von Karajan in 1959. In 1960 he graduated with distinction in violin and in the same year he was engaged as section leader of the first violins with the Austrian Radio Orchestra. On February 1, 1964, he began as a first violinist with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, receiving full membership in the Vienna Philharmonic on September 1, 1969.
By this time, Peter Götzel had already established himself as a successful chamber musician, specializing in viola. Between 1965 and 1970 he was the violist with the Vienna String Trio and the Philharmonia Quintet, and from 1973 through 1987 he belonged to the Küchl Quartet. Following this he was instrumental in the founding of the Ringensemble and, along with Paul Guggenberger, established the "Ensemble Wien", a group which attained rapid international renown for its specialty in performing the works by Strauss and Lanner, as well as modern compositions.
Peter Götzel, who has received the professional title of Professor and the Honorary Cross for Science and Art, has performed numerous chamber music concerts in Austria and abroad, and has made award winning recordings, such as the "Wiener Flötenuhr," for the noteworthy interpretation of the Mozart string quartets. Since 2000, he has served as lecturer at the International Music Forum Trenta, sharing his rich knowledge of chamber music with the young musicians of the future.