Horn player Johannes Hinterholzer studied modern horns at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with, among others, Radovan Vlatkovich (participated in Lofoten 2017). He studied older horn types with Anthony Halstead in London. Already as a student he received several awards and the first prize in the Austrian competition Gradus Ad parnassum in 1998. This led to a number of invitations as a soloist and chamber musician.
In the years 1997 – 2009 he was a solo hornist with the orchestra of the Mozarteum in Salzburg. As a solo hornist, he has visited a number of the major European symphony orchestras, and in 2012 became a solo hornist in the Camarata Academica Salzburg, one of the world’s best chamber orchestras.
With his baroque horn, Johannes regularly plays with the leading ensembles of this period’s orchestral music, such as the Concentus Musicus in Vienna, Il Giardino Armonico and Les Musiciens de Louvre.
Johannes is also a popular educator, and has been a professor at the Munich Academy of Music since 2008.
His recording of the horn concerts of Mozart and Strauss has garnered much praise. The recording of, among others, Haydn’s horn concerto won the magazine Echo’s prize for classical music.
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