The violin and viola player Christoph Ehrenfellner seems to have severely grown out of the established concert-business categories - even though there is hardly a violinistic terrain he did not touch during the past 20 years of his professional life as a violinist. Versatility and universatility as principles have led Christoph Ehrenfellner across the whole world, across vast parts of our rich music history, across genres and species...yet everything streams back to one single point: the very spot where sound happens, where the bow touches the string! This sounds distinctively Ehrenfellner-like today.
2002-2005 Guest-leader at the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Abbado, Harding)
2007-2009 Guest-leader at the Simon Bolivar Orchestra (Dudamel, Mark)
2008 Guest-leader at the ÖENM (Austrian Ensemble for Contemp.Music - Kalitzke)
2005 Guest-leader at the Kammerphilharmonie Amadée Aachen
1997-2000 contract at the Wiener Symphoniker
Guest-playing at Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, RSO Wien, NÖ Tonkünstler Orchester
2005 – 2012 Member of the Vienna Philharmonic StringTrio and the Scaramouche Quartet Salzburg.
Founder and leader of the Zuckmayer Ensemble with his partners Sergey Malov, Lily Francis, Johannes Dickbauer and Thomas Kaufmann.
Radio- und CD-recordings for ORF, BBC 3, Slovensky Rozhlas, HungaroTon, Preiser Records, Paladino Music, PanMusica und Ehrenfellner Music.
Participation at Festivals like the Salzburger Festspiele, Bregenzer Festspiele, Bartok Festival Budapest, Semanas Musicales Chile, Festival St. Gallen, Mahler Festwochen Toblach, Zeitkunst Berlin, and International Musicians Seminar (Prussia Cove).
Concert-touring led Christoph Ehrenfellner to Ensembles like the Orquesta Sinfonica Medellin/Colombia, the Abo Orkestern Turku/Finland, Orquesta Juvenil de Caracas/Venezuela, Vienna Mozart Orchestra, University Orchestra Salzburg, Akademischer Orchesterverein Wien etc, with the concerts of Mozart, Beethoven, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tschaikowsky, Sibelius, Prokofiev, Bartok, Berg and Ehrenfellner.
As a chamber musician Christoph is touring the world with partners like Gerhard Schulz and Valentin Erben (Alban Berg Quartet), Franz Bartolomey and Bernhard Hedenborg (Vienna Philharmonic O.), Paul Gulda, Gottlieb Wallisch, Christopher Hinterhuber, Gabor Tacacs and Denes Varjon (Takacs pianotrio), Christian Altenburger, Pekka Kuusisto, Raphael Rosenfeld, Chen Halevi, Matthew Hunt, Sergey Malov, Alexandra Soumm.
Christoph Ehrenfellner studied with Helmut Zehetmair (Mozarteum Salzburg) and Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartett) and graduated at the University of Music Vienna. He also studied chambermusic with the Altenberg Trio Wien at Vienna Conservatory. Most important teachers were György Kurtag, Ferenc Rados, György Sebök, Laurand Fenyves, Gabor Takacs, Andras Keller, das Amadeus Quartet (London), Alban Berg Quartet (Vienna), Hagen Quartet (Salzburg), Erich Höbarth (Quatuor Mosaique), Valentin Berlinsky (Borodin Quartet), Shmuel Ashkenazy (Vermeer Quartet) und Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet).