Stadlerquartett performing Prokofjew and Hartmann in Innsbruck. get tickets view program notes
Frank Stadler started violin lessons at the age of five. After graduating with distinction from the University Mozarteum in Salzburg he became assistant to his former teacher, Helmut Zehetmair. He also studied with Ruggiero Ricci and participated in masterclasses with Thomas Brandis, Franco Gulli and Ivry Gitlis. In 1993, Stadler founded the Stadler Quartett, with which he performs worldwide. The quartet appeared at the Salzburg Festival. In 2010, the Stadler Quartett released a CD on the Neos label, presenting works by Helmut Lachenmann, which was awarded the Pasticcio Prize from the Austrian radio station, ORF. In the last years the Stadler Quartett has put a focus on the string quartets by Polish-Russian composer Mieczysław Weinberg. Stadler has been a Violin professor at University Mozarteum in Salzburg and led a violin class at Bruckner University in Linz. Since 1999, Frank Stadler has been Concert Master of the Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg, with which he also appeared as soloist in works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Strauss. His live recording of Mozart′s Haffnerserenade under Hubert Soudant has been released on CD, and Mozart′s Concertone under Frans Brüggen, is available on DVD. As Guest Concert Master, Stadler has been invited to play with the Bavarian State Opera, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, the Nürnberg Philharmonic, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. Currently he is guest concert master at Teatro Real in Madrid. As a soloist he has performed at Musikverein in Vienna. He has also toured Japan performing on Mozart′s own violin. His latest solo disc, featuring works by Schubert, Schumann and Janácek, with the Portuguese pianist Luis Magalhães, was released on the TwoPianists label in April 2011 and has garnered rave reviews in Strad Magazine, American Record Guide, Fanfare and Ritmo. In 2019 Frank Stadler played the solo as concert master of Kremerata Baltica for a Deutsche Grammophon recording.