Bernhard Waritschlager

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With his artistic activity, Bernhard Waritschlager focuses on the vocal and instrumental chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Besides his involvement in many concerts as a violinist and harpsichordist (amongst others he plays with the "L'armonia parlatina", which he co-founded) he also frequently appears as a composer. In 2002, his Toccata for brass quartett won the first prize at the international Hoftrompeter-Mayrhofer composition competition.

Bernhard Waritschlager was conductor of MiO from Dezember 2010 until August 2011.