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In addition to his successful career as an orchestral musician, Matthias Schorn has been also active early on as a soloist and chamber musician. He has made solo appearances with such orchestras as the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg and the Vienna Chamber Philharmonic. He was invited to serve numerous times as a principal clarinettist with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Bavarian State Orchestra in Munich and many others. As a chamber musician he has joined forces with prominent artists such as Christoph Eschenbach, Ernst Kovacic, Daniel Hope, Eszter Haffner, Daniel Müller-Schott and Milan Turkovic and also appeared with the Faure and Minetti Quartets. In striving for the realization of his own personal sound, Matthias Schorn, who also teaches a clarinet class at the Conservatory of Vienna and serves as the artistic director of the "PalmKlang" Festival in Oberalm, which he himself initiated, is also a member of the "Trio Marc Chagall", the Theophil Ensemble Vienna", and the crossover ensemble "Faltenradio". *
Erwin Falk has won first prizes at the competition "Gradus ad Parnassum" and the competition "das Podium" of the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz. He has worked with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphony, the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, and has belonged to such ensembles as "die Reihe", and "Kontrapunkte". Together with Martin Grubinger he founded "Duo Battuta" in 1999. He also belongs to the ensemble "Supercussion Vienna" and has also performed diverse world premieres, such as the project "Den Bach runter" of Otto M. Zykan and the Artis Quartet in the auditorium of the Austrian Radio, and appeared at the Beethoven Festival 2007 in Bonn. *
The studies of Thomas Lechner were accompanied by extensive professional experience. As far back as 1993 he was a member of the town band in Bischofshofen, which was founded by his grandfather, Josef Lechner, and of which his father, Alois, was conductor until 2007. Through his work with the Salonorchester Bischofshofen, the Symphonische Landesblasorchester Salzburg, the European Philharmonic Orchestra and the Jeunesse Orchester in Vienna, he became a regular substitute with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper and finally with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, where after his successful audition, he has been a member of the percussion section since September 1, 2007. He has appeared as soloist in this country and abroad and has won numerous national and international awards, such as a scholarship for the specially gifted from the Sparkasse Oberösterreich, the main prize of "Gradus ad Parnassum", and the Concours International pour caisse Claire in Paris, among others.
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