Prof. Elisabeth Kropfitsch

Prof. Elisabeth Kropfitsch

The violinist Elisabeth Jess-Kropfitsch has been giving concerts in the world’s leading music centers for years. She has a vast repertoire range from solo violin concertos as well as the main solo compositions until the complete chamber music repertoire. Her unique way of playing the violin continues Wolfgang Schneiderhan’s school. From early youth until her final exam (diploma) at “Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst”, which she passed with distinction, she was taught by this outstanding violinist and teacher.

Prof. Elisabeth Kropfitsch

In connection with various first prizes in national and international competitions the number of concerts steadily increased. Her international career takes off starting from Konzerthaus, Musikverein in Vienna, and she further performed in Paris, Salzburg, Milano, Palermo, Jerusalem, Philharmonie in Berlin, Rome, Basel, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Purcell -, Wigmore Hall in London, Warschau and Carnegie Recital Hall, Lincoln Center in New York.

Together with her brother Johannes she performed in own TV-series “Elisabeth Kropfitsch plays Fritz Kreisler” which broadcasted in ORF and BBC. She recorded numerous CDs with EMI, Gramola, Hungaroton, Rondo. She also dedicated herself to organizing concerts, and as artistic director of the Kunsthaus Mürrzschlag she led the concert series “Classic Muerz” in success.

From 1 October 2011, she is teaching as a professor at the University for Music and performing Art Vienna.

Links: www.jess-trio-wien.at