Peter Schuhmayer

Peter Schuhmayer, born in Vienna , studied at the Hochschule f. Musik u. darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Hertha Binder and Josef Suk, with Alfred Staar , Hatto Beyerle and at the University of Cincinnati with the LaSalle Quartet.

First price for chamber music and special prize of the Vienna Philharmonic at the Austrian Youth Competition 1979.

1980-85 member of the "Wiener Streichersolisten".

Since 1980 as first violinist and founding member of the ARTIS-QUARTET of Vienna, he was prize winner at competitions in Cambridge (GB), Evian(F) and Yellow Springs (US). He appeared at the most prestigious halls and festivals in Europe and abroad -Musikverein Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Theatre Champs Elysees and Salle Pleyel Paris, Philharmonie Berlin, Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall London, Carnegie Hall/Stern/Weill auditoriums, Washington/Kennedy Center, Buenos Aires/Teatro Colon, Suntory Hall Tokyo and received international recording awards including Echo Klassik (D), Grand Prix du Disque (F), Diapason d' Or (F), Prix Caecilia (B), Indie Award (USA), Wiener Flötenuhr (A) and Midem Classical Award (F).

P.S. performed with artists like Mischa Maisky, Christoph Eschenbach, Richard Stoltzman, Sharon Kam, Juliane Banse, Till Fellner and Sol Gabetta.

Mr. Schuhmayer is serving as tutor and jury member and teaches masterclasses for violion and chamber music in Austria , France, Lithuania, Estonia, Japan, USA, Canada / McGill International String Quartet Academy , Belgium /Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Finland/ Sibelius Academy.

1993-98 guest professor for chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

Since 1996 Mr. Schuhmayer is on the faculty of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna teaching violin and chamber music.


© Annamaria Kowalsky (2015).


Peter Schuhmayer plays a violin by Philipp Keller (1907).


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