1st Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians

Harald HERZL
Harald HERZL

Harald HERZL


Harald Herzl received his first violin lessons from his father at the age of five. Later he was accepted into the Mozarteum Academy of Music in Salzburg, Austria, where he entered in Sandor Vègh`s master class in 1973.


In 1980 he completed his studies at the Mozarteum, and received a Ment Award from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Sciences.


On the advice of Sandor Vègh, he founded the Pro Arte Quartet, which gained prizes at competitions in Helsinki (1978) and Hanover (1981).


The quartet trained under the Amadeus Quartet at the Academy of Music in Cologne, and embarked on a distinguished international career. Successful concert tours took them to the principal European music centres and festivals, including Vienna, Budapest, Paris, London, Berlin and Athens, and in 1989 also through Israel.


Their noteworthy debut at the 1991 Salzburg Festival was followed by numerous performances in the Salzburg Mozart Festival.


In 1991 they gave performances in the hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.


The conductor Raphael Kubelik dedicated his 5th String Quartet to the Pro Arte Quartet.


He has an exclusive contract with BMG/RCA Victor, for whom the quartet has recorded the complete quartets of Mozart.


Since 1981 he has held a teaching post at the Mozarteum Academy, where he is to become a professor in March 2000. Since this time invitations all over the world as a chamber musician and as a soloist.


International activities with masterclasses and participations in juries in Germany Italy Norway, Japan and China.


Since 2004 Chairman of the string department at the University of Mozarteum.


Harald Herzl plays a 18th century violin of Joh. Battista Guadagnini from the famous collection of the Austrian National Bank.


Harald Herzl has appeared as soloist with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg under Heinz Wallberg; and has made numerous radio and television recordings in the Salzburg Mozart Festival.