Mario Gheorghiu

Mario Gheorghiu

Since 2016 Mario Gheorghiu professor at the Private University for Art and Music (MUK). In addition to his solo and chamber music activities as a violist in Austria and abroad, he teaches at various master classes as well as at his own founded festival “Kremsklang”.

Soloist with the RSO Vienna; since 2008 chamber music activity as violist in various formations with members of the RSO Vienna and musicians such as Gerhard Schulz, Julian Rachlin, Emanuel Tjeknavorian, Baiba Skride, Yuri Bashmet; Since 2008 solo violist of the RSO Vienna, from 2003-2008 engagement as violinist in the Orchestra of the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler, from 2000-2008 concertmaster of the Opera Ball Orchestra, substitute of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Volksoper.

He has performed as a soloist with various orchestras, including at Carnegie Recital Hall with Fritz Kreisler’s Guaneri Del Gesù, followed by a successful tour of the USA. 2017 Concert as soloist with the ORF-RSO Vienna (“les espaces acoustiques” by Eduard Grisey) at the Salzburg Festival and subsequent radio broadcast on Ö1.

Mario Gheorghiu is not only at home in classical music, but also in jazz: in 2000 he was a guest as a rock violinist with the band “Extravaganza” with Conrad Schrenk and Thomas Lang. He founded several ensembles such as the jazz ensemble “Table 6” (2003), “Mario Gheorghiu’s JAZZ Corner” (2011) or the crossover band “Jetlag Allstars” (2014). He has also performed with the “Vienna Art Orchestra”, the “Velvet Elevators”, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Michael Brecker and many other musicians of the local jazz scene. He has been invited to various jazz festivals in Jakarta, Bali, Paris, Osaka, Boston and Bilbao and is a regular guest as a jazz violinist in Vienna at the jazz clubs Porgy & Bess and Jazzland. Numerous original compositions for his own bands such as Jetlag Allstars, Table 6.2012 Commissioned composition for the Trio Frizzante (flute, cello, piano) “Waltzin” (premiere in South Africa and America) 2014 Commissioned composition for a chamber ensemble of the Opera Graz (flute, clarinet, marimba) “Wood Vibrations” (premiere Opera Graz).

Studied violin from the age of 7 with Georg Mark, Thomas Christian, Michael Frischenschlager, Alfred Staar and Josef Hell, with whom he later completed his concert studies in violin at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with distinction. Afterwards he studied jazz and composition in Linz and Vienna and completed a postgraduate course in viola with Prof. Hans Peter Ochsenhofer.

Mario Gheorghiu is a multiple first prize winner of: “Jugend musiziert”; International Violin Competition “Vercelli”, Italy; International Violin Competition “Stresa”, Italy; International Violin Competition “A.M.A C