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Volker Altmann
Roland Baar
Franz Bartolomey
Walter Barylli
Georg Bedry
Roland Berger
Bernhard Biberauer
Walter Blovsky
Gottfried Boisits
Wolfgang Brand
Reinhard Dürrer
Rudolf Degen
Alfons Egger
Fritz Faltl
Johann Fischer
Jörgen Fog
Gerhard Formanek
Herbert Frühauf
Wolfram Görner
Peter Götzel
Dietfried Gürtler
Wolfgang Gürtler
Heinz Hanke
Bruno Hartl
Richard Heintzinger
Josef Hell
Clemens Hellsberg
Wolfgang Herzer
Werner Hink
Günter Högner
Roland Horvath
Josef Hummel
Willibald Janezic
Karl Jeitler
Rudolf Josel
Erich Kaufmann
Gerhard Kaufmann
Harald Kautzky
Ferdinand Kosak
Burkhard Kräutler
Edward Kudlak
Manfred Kuhn
Walter Lehmayer
Anna Lelkes
Gerhard Libensky
Erhard Litschauer
Günter Lorenz
Gabriel Madas
Herbert Manhart
William McElheney
Horst Münster
Rudolf J. Nekvasil
Meinhart Niedermayr
Hans Novak
Hans P. Ochsenhofer
Reinhard Öhlberger
Ortwin Ottmaier
Peter Pecha
Friedrich Pfeiffer
Josef Pomberger
Kurt Prihoda
Helmuth Puffler
Reinhard Repp
Werner Resel
Franz Söllner
Milan Sagat
Herbert Schmid
Rudolf Schmidinger
Peter Schmidl
Wolfgang Schuster
Günter Seifert
Reinhold Siegl
Walter Singer
Helmut Skalar
Anton Straka
Gerhard Turetschek
Martin Unger
Peter Wächter
Hans Wolfgang Weihs
Helmut Weis
Alfred Welt
Ewald Winkler
Dietmar Zeman

Clemens Hellsberg

Retired

Place of Birth: Linz/D.
Membership in the Vienna State Opera Orchestra: 1976
Membership in the Association of the Vienna Philharmonic: 1980
Membership in the Hofmusikkapelle: 1993


Father   Prof. Eugen Hellsberg – High School music teacher
Mother   Norberta Hellsberg – Primary School teacher, private



First violin lessons at the age of four and an half given by his father. Primary school in Vienna, A-levels in 1970 at the “Schottengymnasium” in Vienna.


1970/71   military service at Oesterreichisches Bundesheer (Rank: Sergeant in reserve)
1971–75
Study of Violin (performance) at Music University in Vienna (Prof. Eduard Melkus)
1975–77
  Study with Prof. Alfred Staar
1971–75
Study of Musicology and Ancient History at the University of Vienna
1980

Doctorate (Dr. phil.) – Thesis: Ignaz Schuppanzigh. Life and Ouevre
1976
  Engagement at the Vienna State Opera Orchestra (2nd Violin)
1978

Vienna State Opera Orchestra (1st Violin)
1980

Admission to the Association of the Vienna Philharmonic; appointment as archivist of the Historical Archives of the Vienna Philharmonic
1990–93 and
1996–97

Vice-President of the Vienna Philharmonic
1997-2014

President of the Vienna Philharmonic
Since 1985

Musicological publications in “Musikblätter der Wiener Philharmoniker”, in several specialist journals and in booklets to CDs; numerous lectures in Europe, Japan and the United States.
1992

Publication of the book “Demokratie der Könige. Die Geschichte der Wiener Philharmoniker” (Schweizer Verlagshaus * Schott * Kremayr & Scheriau) 
1993

Edition of this book in French translation
1994

Edition of this book in Japanese translation
1999

St.-Gregorius-Orden
1999

Croce di Commendatore dell‘ Ordine al Merito Melitense
2002
  Title of “Professor“ awarded by Austrian President
2003

Gold Medal of Service to the Provice of Salzburg
2004

Ordinul „Meritul Cultural“ (Rumania)
2006

Honorary Ring of the Vienna Philharmonic
2009 

Austrian Honorary Cross of Science and the Arts First Class
2011

Honorary Medal of the Provice of Salzburg
2012

Marietta and Friedrich Torberg Medal of the Jewish Community of Vienna
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