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Shortly after the beginning of the year, the Vienna Philharmonic mourned the deaths of two of its members within only a few hours of one another: Günther Voglmayr, on the evening of Jannuary 11, 2012, followed by Professor Herbert Linke on the morning thereafter.
Günter VoglmayrPhoto: Nancy Horowitz
During his entire artistic career, Günter Voglmayr worked intensively as a soloist and chamber musician. He made numerous appearances with the Vienna and Zurich Chamber Orchestras, the Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, the Stockholm Sinfonietta, the Haydn Trio Vienna, the Vienna Ring Ensemble and the Weinmeister Trio. He also worked with the pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Alexander Lonquich and Stefan Mendl, and with the soprano Christiane Oelze. All of this is documented in numerous CD, radio and television recordings made at home and abroad (Europe, America, Japan and Korea). In 1997 he founded the "Klangburg Festival Rappottenstien" and remained its artistic director until 2004.
In 2003 he was diagnosed with a serious illness which he successfully warded off with determination and impressive optimism, being supported in an exemplary manner by his family. Following his recovery, he resumed his artistic endeavours at the highest level until 2010, when the illness returned and to which, after a long and brave struggle, and finally with noble acquiescence, he succumbed at the age of 43. *
Prof. Herbert LinkePhoto: Terry Linke