Austrian violinist Regina Brandstätter runs a very successful violin studio at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, where she has been teaching since 1996 and was appointed professor in 2012.
Regina Brandstätter has performed as a chamber musician in the USA, Canada, China, and Europe. Her chamber music partners include Austrian pianist Barbara Moser; principal cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic, Peter Somodari, principal cellist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wenig Sin Yang, principal cellist of the Berlin Philharmonic, Götz Teutsch; violist Matthias Buchholz of the Cologne University of Music; cellist of the American String Quartet, Wolfram Kössl; and Cordelia Höfer, pianist and professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
As a soloist, Ms. Brandstätter has performed in the Goldener Saal (Golden Hall) of the Wiener Musikverein (Viennese Music Association). She has appeared with the
Tonkünstler Orchestra in Lower Austria, the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz, the Orchestre Philharmonique des Pays de Loir conducted by Marc Soustrot, and with the Camerata Istropolitana at the Haydn Festival in Flanders.
Since 2002, Regina Brandstätter has been frequently collaborating with Raimund Lissy and Tobias Lea, principal second violin and principal viola of the Vienna Philharmonic respectively.
Regina Brandstätter’s CD, “Solo for Two Violins”, with Cordelia Höfer on piano, was awarded the Austrian ORF Radio Pasticcio Prize in 2009. Featuring works by Dvořák, Fuchs, and Shostakovich, this CD is a very special documentation of the two artists’ collaboration.
Regina Brandstätter has been a jury member of national and international competitions.
Dr. Brandstätter’s teaching and concerts at the “Allegro Vivo” summer academy in Lower Austria, the “Summit Music Festival” in New York and also her collaboration with Professor Kurt Sassmannshaus at the “Great Wall International Music Academy” in Beijing, China, complete her profile as an active Austrian musician and teacher.
Since 2005, Regina Brandstätter has been a lecturer at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg with her Masterclass for Young Students. Many of her students have won first prizes in national and internationalcompetitions and hold scholarships from the Angelika Prokopp Foundation of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.