Florian Berner
Instrument: violoncello

© Florian Berner

Berner Florian

General Information

Year of Birth:  1973
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Florian Berner was born in Vienna in 1973. He studied with Angelica May and the Alban Berg Quartet at the Vienna University of Music and with Mario Brunello in Italy.
He founded the Hugo Wolf Quartet in 1993 and has performed with this ensemble for more than two decades in all the world's music centres. Extensive concert tours have taken him through Europe, Asia, South and North America. He has played the Carnegie Hall NY, Cité des Arts in Paris, at the Berlin Philharmonic, the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, etc. He was "Rising Star 1998", winner of the "Special Prize of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra" and the "European Chamber Music Prize". Numerous CD recordings have been released by VMS, cpo, CamJazz, Gramola and Extraplatte.


Florian Berner holds master classes at numerous American universities, has taught the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, for ((superar)), the Norwegian Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Ötztal Culture Weeks, Verona Summer Festival and many more. Since 2013 he has been a professor at the Landeskonservatorium Klagenfurt.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

studies (begin at the age of 16; Angelica May)

master classes with Norbert Brainin (Amadeus Quartet), Walter Levin (LaSalle-Quartet), mit dem Alban Berg Quartet as well as with Mario Brunello (Italy)



foundation and ever since Hugo Wolf Quartet


ever since professor (violoncello)

soloist, a.o. for "Leidenschaften des Don Juan" (Dirk D'Ase) at the Festival Attersee

guest-soloist violoncello

regular invitations to play with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

extensive concert-tours through Europa, in Asia, South- and North America, Carnegie Hall (New York), Cité des Arts (Paris), Berliner Philharmonie (Berlin), Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus etc.

master-classes at several American universities

teacher at the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra

teacher at ((superar)): musical training free of charge in the subjects of choir and orchestra for children


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

1. Prize in the string-quartet-competition at Cremona


"Rising Star 1998": nominated by Wiener Musikverein and Konzerthaus


winner of the European Chamber-Music Award

special prize by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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