Wolfram Fortin

Viola (Classical Music)

Education

  • Diploma in Viola at the University of Music & Performing Arts Vienna (mdw)
  • Diploma IGP Viola at the mdw
  • University of Music Vienna, Prof. Siegfried Führlinger
  • Private lessons with Garth Knox in Paris 1999-2001
  • University of Music Lübeck, Prof. Barbara Westphal
  • IGP Viola with focus on conducting and ensemble conducting at the mdw
  • Chamber music lessons with members of the Amadeus Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet, Borodin Quartet, Takacs Quartet and Artis Quartet
  • Studies with Ferenc Rados, György Kurtag, Horst Leichtfried and Ilia Korol

Teaching activity

  • Center for Music Education Wien 14, Viola and Chamber Music
  • Teaching activities within the framework of orchestra projects of the mdw
  • Lecturer at the Music Camp of the Hong Kong Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in the provostry of Aflenz
  • Lecturer, chamber music days Feistritz Castle

Prizes & Awards

  • Diploma with distinction at the mdw
  • Performance scholarship of the Federal Ministry for Education and Cultural Affairs for one academic year at the Lübeck University of Music
  • Prizewinner musica juventutis with performances at the Wiener Konzerthaus

Concerts

Since 2008 principal and soloist of the Orchestra Wiener Akademie under Martin Hasel-böck; Kainberg Quartet; Collegium Wartberg; L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra; Ars Antiqua Austri-a; Aeon Quartet; Musica Angelica Los Angeles; Freitagsakademie Bern; moderntimes_1800; La stagione Frankfurt; DNO Köln; Ensemble Claudiana; Styriarte Festival Orchestra; PalaisAttems. Hofkapelle; recreation Graz; Musica Figuralis; Wiener Kammersolisten; Academia Jacobus Stainer; Ensemble Wood Sounds

As a chamber musician he has performed concerts at the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Bruckner House and has been invited to festivals worldwide such as the Ruhrtriennale, Salzburg Festival, Innsbrucker Festwochen, Styriarte, Wien Modern, La Chaise Dieu, OCM Prussia Cove, Al Bustan Festival, Handel Festival Halle, Cervantes Festival Mexico, Autumn Leaves Festival Japan, Heidelberger Frühling.

As a soloist with the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, the Wiener Tonkunstvereinigung, as well as solo performances with the Ensemble moderntimes_1800 under René Jacobs and the Wiener Akademie under Martin Haselböck.

Discography

  • Numerous recordings as a voice leader and soloist with the Vienna Academy
  • Hummel, Mozart-Lichtenthal, Collegium Wartberg 2018
  • Hummel Clarinet Quartet, Collegium Wartberg, 2017
  • Georg Muffat, Missa in labore requies, Ars Antiqua Austria, 2014 note1music gmbh
  • Heinrich Ignaz Biber, Missa Alleluja a 36, Ars Antiqua Austria, 2017 note1music gmbh
  • Schubert Concert Overtures, Symphony 5, L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, 2012, sony music
  • Bruch Double Concerto, Helmut Hödl clarinet, Wolfram Fortin viola, Pablo Boggiano conductor, Wiener Tonkunst Vereingung, live recording 2010
  • Sinfonias from the Enlightenment, moderntimes_1800, 2008, challenge classics
  • Johann Gottlieb Graun, Concertos for strings, moderntimes_1800, 2009, challenge classics