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Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Academy 2019-2021

Paul Blüml | Oboe


Paul Blüml ≡ InfoPaul Blüml | + Zoom The Austrian oboist Paul Blüml was born in 1999 and received his first musical instruction on piano from Stephanie Timoschek-Gumpinger. He won several 1st prizes at the national competition "Prima la Musica" as well as internationally at the Pavel Egorov Promotional Award and the Jenő Takács Competition. In 2014, he received his first instruction on the Viennese oboe as part of the preparatory course for especially talented students at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Since 2018, he has been enrolled at the same institution as an oboe major in the class of Prof. Klaus Lienbacher.

Paul Blüml performs regularly with the International Ignaz Joseph Pleyel Society and plays in diverse orchestras and chamber music ensembles. In the summer of 2018, he went on a concert tour to Japan with his quintet. He has also already gathered valuable orchestral experience with such prominent orchestras as the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra.

Hannah Cho | Violin


Hannah Cho ©  Sophie Zhai ≡ InfoHannah Cho | + Zoom Hannah Cho received her Bachelor and Master from the Juilliard School in New York, where she studied with Masao Kawasaki, Cho-Liang Lin and Joel Smirnoff. Currently she is enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music program for the Professional Studies Certificate with Sylvia Rosenberg and Nicholas Mann.

Hannah Cho is a prize winner of several international competitions including the 2019 NYCA Debut Audition (Recital in Berlin), Michael Hill International Violin Competition, ECSO Instrumental Competition, 2018 Schadt String Competition/USA, 2018 Maurice Ravel Foundation Competition in France and the 2016 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition in China.

She has been a participant in numerous international festivals such as the Newport Music Festival, Fontainebleau Summer Session, Heifetz Institute, International Holland Music Session, Mozarteum Summer Academy, Kronberg Academy Summer Masterclasses and Aspen Music Festival and School.

Hannah Cho has been the soloist with distinguished orchestras such as the Aspen Philharmonic, Richardson (Texas) Symphony Orchestra, La Jolla Symphony, Bellflower Symphony Orchestra, and New York’s Riverside Orchestra.

Andraž Golob | Clarinet

Andraz Golob ©  Gorazd Golob ≡ InfoAndraz Golob | + Zoom Slovenian born Andraž Golob is currently enrolled at the University of Music and Performance in Graz, studying with Gerald Pachinger. He has won prizes at several competitions such as Luigi Zanuccoli and TEMSIG Prizes and participated in master classes and advanced study programs with Mathias Schorn, Kilian Herold, Harri Mäki, Andreas Schablas, Johann Hindler, Mate Bekavac and others.

Andraž Golob has performed with the Nuremberg Symphony, the Grazer Philharmonic Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. He is a member of numerous chamber music ensembles and has performed in diverse concerts, competitions and recordings. He performed his debut as soloist in 2018 with the North German Philharmonic in Rostock.

Patrick Hofer | Trumpet


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Austrian trumpeter Patrick Hofer studied trumpet performance at the University of Music and Performance in Vienna with Prof. Prof. Carole Dawn Reinhart until 2011 and since then with Prof. Martin Mühlfellner. He is the winner of numerous prizes including three times the Prima la Musica, among others.

He has been principal trumpet with the Stadttheater Klagenfurt/Kärntner Sinfonieorchester, a member of the Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper and principal trumpet of the Bruckner Orchester Linz in the 2018/19 season.

Patrick Hofer has worked with several prominent orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, the Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Symphony, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler, the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Hofmusikkapelle Wien, among others.

In addition, he has participated in the Vienna Philharmonic Summer Academy as part of the Salzburg Festival. He is active in several ensembles such as Philblech Wien, Wiener Virtuosen, Concertverein Wien, Ensemble Phace Wien, Consortium Musicum and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

Hana Jeong | Double Bass

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After the completion of her Bachelor at the South Korean double bassist Hana Jeong at the Yonsei University in Seoul in 2016, she finished her Master's study at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music in Dresden in the summer semester of 2019. In the 2018/19 season she was a member of the academy of the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin.

In addition to numerous recordings as a soloist, including at the Music Association of Korea Concours, Expatriate Concours, Camerata Seoul International Music Concours, Hana Jeong was engaged as a substitute in the Dresden Philharmonic in 2017 and completed an apprenticeship with the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig in 2018.

She has already garnered much experience as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician in Europe and Asia.

Kelton Koch | Trombone


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US born Kelton Koch received his Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University, where he studied with Michael Mulcahy. He is currently enrolled at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland where he is studying with Ian Bousfield. He was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach (2014-2017) and the orchestra academy of Opernhaus Zürich (2017-2018).

He has performed as principal trombonist with the London Symphony Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, and London Philharmonia, and has additionally worked with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony.

He recently was awarded a “Special Prize” at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia (2019).

Andrei Krivenko | Flute


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Russian born Andrei Krivenko received his first flute lessons at the age of six. In 2015, he commenced his studies at the Basel Music Academy with Felix Renggli. He is a scholarship holder of the Kurt Redel Foundation and the winner of several prestigious international competitions.

As a soloist, Andrei Krivenko has appeared in Sweden, France, Germany, Italy and Russia. He performed as soloist with the Festival Orchestra of Zakhar Bron (Switzerland) and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia under the direction of Yuri Bashmet.

Andrei Krivenko has received important artistic input in master classes with leading musicians such as Vincent Lucas (Paris), Andrea Lieberknecht (Munich), Philip Bernold (Paris), William Bennett (London), Peter Lucas Graf (Basel), and Denis Bouriakov (Los Angeles).

Ulisse Mazzon | Violin


Ulisse Mazzon ©  Jasmin Glettler ≡ InfoUlisse Mazzon | + Zoom Italian born Ulisse Mazzon began his advanced study of the violin in 2014 with Prof. Regina Brandstätter at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Campus Oberschützen) and with Maestro Salvatore Accardo at the High Specialization Course for Chamber Music and Solo Performance at the Walter Stauffer Academy in Cremona.

Ulisse Mazzon is active in chamber music, having appeared with Bruno Giuranna, Antonio Meneses uand others. He was also a participant at the Vienna Philharmonic Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy at the Salzburg Festival 2018 and 2019. He appeared as soloist and concertmaster at the International Orchestra Institute Attergau, under the direction of Rainer Honeck.

Ulisse Mazzon is the winner of numerous national and international competitions and was invited to participate in the 19th International Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition in Vienna in September 2018. He has made several recordings and is internationally active as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician.

Samuel Mittag | Viola


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After studies with Prof. Patrick Jüdt at the College of Arts in Bern, where he completed a Bachelor and Master of Music Pedagogy with distinction, Swiss born Samuel Mittag commenced his study at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in 2017 with Prof. Thomas Selditz.

Samuel Mittag has won several prizes, and was a finalist at the Swiss Young Musicians Competition. He has participated in several master classes with Prof. Mikhail Mouller, Prof. Hatto Beyerle, Prof. Patrick Jüdt, Prof. Veronika Hagen, Prof. Pauline Sachse und Prof. Thomas Selditz. He was a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy at the Salzburg Festival in 2018 and 2019. He has received scholarships from the Friedl Wald Foundation and the Lyra Foundation.

In addition, Samuel Mittag has garnered artistic experience in prominent orchestras such as the Sinfonietta Schaffhausen, Camerata Schweiz and Bern Symphony Orchestra.

Michael Stückler | Horn


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Austrian horn player Michael Stückler began studying horn at the age of 5 years with Gerhard Stückler. In 2010, he was accepted at the College of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Thomas Jöbstl and Markus Obmann in the class of the exceptionally talented. In 2013, he started his horn performance studies with Prof. Thomas Jöbstl.

Michael Stückler has been able to gather valuable orchestral experience in his work with several orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna State Opera, Vienna Volksoper, Vienna Symphony and Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchester. Since September 2017 he has been engaged as principal hoen with the Vienna Volksoper. In addition, he is active as soloist and chamber musician in Austria and on international tours.

Benedikt Sinko | Violoncello


Benedikt Sinko ©  Benedikt Sinko ≡ InfoBenedikt Sinko | + Zoom Viennese born Benedikt Sinko began studying violoncello at the age of five. Beginning in 2013, he studied under Prof. Reinhard Latzko at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Since 2018, he has been enrolled at the College of Music and Theater Munich with Prof. Julian Steckel.

As soloist and chamber musician, Benedikt Sinko has participated in numerous national and international competitions and has been awarded several prizes. These include first and second prizes as well as a special prize at the national competitions Prima la Musica 2011, 2012 and 2013, and prizes at the International Violoncello Competition in Liezen 2012, the International David Popper Competition 2013, and the competition U19 Chamber Music 2014.

Benedikt Sinko has also received important artistic impulses through participation in master classes with Clemens Hagen, David Geringas, Robert Nagy, Josef Luitz and Marko Ylönen. In addition, he has collected orchestral experience as a substitute with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra.

Szabolcs Szöke | Bassoon 


Hungarian born Szabolcs Szöke had lessons at the Music and Arts High School in Pecs between 2009 and 2014. Since 2014, he has studied bassoon performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Štěpán Turnovský. He has been able to collect orchestral experience with numerous prestigious orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna State Opera, Vienna Symphony, Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Vienna Volksoper, Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Orchestra of the Stage Baden and the Pannonian Philharmonic. Since 2018, he has been engaged in the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna as 2nd bassoonist and contrabassoonist (fixed-term contract).

Szabolcs Szöke has won awards at numerous competitions, including a First Prize at the Hungarian National Competition, the Hara László Prize, First Prize at the Rotary Competition, First Prize and Jury Prize at the International Interpretative Competition in Brno.

Szabolcs Szöke is active as soloist and chamber musician and as orchestral musician has made several recordings.

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