Professor Hariolf Schlichtig

Violist Hariolf Schlichtig, born 1950 in Tuttlingen, is well known as chamber musician, soloist and teacher. He studied with Max Rostal and Sandor Vegh, and has been member of the Cherubini Quartet for 19 years, which has won several international competitions, appeared at famous venues all over the world, recorded a number of highly praised CDs and performed at internationally renowned festivals.

He appeared as soloist at the Cologne Philharmonie, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Conservatoire at Bruxelles, at the May Festival Wiesbaden, at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, and under Andras Schiff´s direction at Omaggio a Palladio in the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenca, Weimar, Basel and in 2006 in Zürich and Carnegie Hall in New York.

In his longstanding relationship with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Hariolf Schlichtig recorded the viola concertos of K. Stamitz, F.A. Hoffmeister and D.F. Zelter for TUDOR. In March 2003 he played in the world premiere of the viola concerto of Herbert Callhoff under the direction of Christoph Poppen. He performs chamber music with colleagues such as Tabea Zimmermann, Andras Schiff, Heinz Holliger, Alban Berg Quartett and Leonidas Kavakos, and also as a guest of festivals like the Edinburgh Festival, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Whitsun-Concerts Ittingen and Festival of Arts Weimar.

Since 1987, Hariolf Schlichtig has been a Professor for Viola and Chamber Music at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. He holds master classes internationally. Among his students are several winners of important competitions, and many of his former students hold prominent positions in the international music scene.

With the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Hariolf Schlichtig has made highly regarded recordings of concertos by K. Stamitz, F.A. Hoffmeister and C.F. Zelter. His CDs have been honoured with the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Echo Klassik, the Diapason d´Or and Choc de la Musique.

Hariolf Schlichtig is the soloist and principal violist of the Cappella Andrea Barca, the chamber orchestra of András Schiff, which was founded in 1999 and has been led by the conductor since then. This ensemble performs every year at Mozartwoche in Salzburg and in its adopted home of the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, as well as in the major concert halls worldwide.

Hariolf Schlichtig is especially active as an advocate of contemporary music, works with composers like Rudi Spring, Joerg Widmann, Aribert Reimann, Friedrich Cerha, Siegfried Matthus, Gyoergy Kurtag, Heinz Holliger and Martin Christoph Redel, and has premiered some of their music. Since 2001, he has been developing his own music together with the sculptor and musician Paul Fuchs.