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Das Philharmonische Tagebuch

Sat, 06. October 2007



Death of Professor Josef Sivó

Prof. Josef Sivó

A former Philharmonic concertmaster, Professor Josef Sivó, died unexpectedly on August 13, 2007, at the age of 76. Professor Sivó was born on November 26, 1931 in Arad, and became a first violinist in the Vienna Philharmonic on December 1, 1963, advancing later to become concertmaster. In 1972 he left the orchestra to pursue a career as soloist and to dedicate himself to his students at the Vienna College of Music and Performing Arts. Although Professor Sivó, who was the teacher of Gerhard David-Schulleri, Ortwin Ottmaier, Gerald Schubert and Alexander Steinberger, did not fill our concertmaster’s chair for very long, he set lasting musical standards with his rendition of the violin solo in Richard Strauss’ "Heldenleben", and as the soloist in the violin concerto by Alexander Glasunow, which he performed in 1971 under the baton of Lorin Maazel  in the Philharmonic subscription concert series to sensational acclaim.



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