Peter Matzka
violin | United States of America, °1956
 
VIOLIN 1985 : Tenth Prize
Peter Matzka is a prize-winner of many international competitions including the Queen Elisabeth Competition, the Munich Competition three different years (in a string quartet, a violin/piano duo and solo violin) and the Naumburg Competition in New York.

He studied at SUNY Purchase and the Eastman School of Music in the USA and also with Sándor Végh at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. As a member of the Chester Quartet Peter was on the faculty of Indiana University. He lives in Vienna and since 1998 he is the concertmaster of the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO). He was a member of the Vienna String Sextet from 1983-2004 with whom he toured the USA, Japan and Europe and recorded an extensive repertoire of string quintets and sextets for EMI and Pan Classics.

Peter Matzka teaches chamber music at the Universität für Musik in Vienna and was Professor of Violin at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany from 1993 to 1998.
Audio
Program
Final (30/05/1985)
Jean-Marie Simonis Cantilène op. 39
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata n. 1 in D major op. 12/1
Felix Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor op. 64
Peter Matzka, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Georges Octors
Semi-final (15/05/1985)
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in E major op. 27/6
Daniel Capelletti Cariatides
Maurice Ravel Tzigane
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 4 in D major KV 218
Henryk Wieniawski Scherzo-Tarentelle in G minor op. 16
Béla Bartók Sonata for solo violin in G minor op. 115 Sz. 117
Peter Matzka, violin
Kyoko Hashimoto, pianist accompanist
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