Born into a musical family in Vienna, violinist Johannes Fleischmann started taking lessons at the age of 5. After graduating from the Music High School Vienna he founded the “o(h)!-ton Ensemble, Wien” in 2003. The same year, he began his studies at the University of Music and the Performing Arts Vienna, in the classes of Klaus Maetzl and Christian Altenburger and graduated in 2011 with distinction. Johannes received scholarships from the “Angelika-Prokopp- Foundation of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra” and the “Tokyo Foundation.”
Johannes Fleischmann continued his studies with Johannes Meissl and Hatto Beyerle, specializing in chamber music. Furthermore, he has had masterclasses with Evgenia Epshtein, Erich Höbarth, Rainer Honeck, András Keller, Peter Nagy, Ruggiero Ricci and András Schiff.
In May 2009, Johannes Fleischmann made his solo debut of the Brahms Violin Concerto at the Wiener Konzerthaus. As a chamber musician, Johannes has worked with well-known artists such as Christian Altenburger, Rainer Küchl, Sergey Malov, Reinhard Latzko, Cédric Pescia, André Cazalet, Johannes Meissl, François Benda and members of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras. He has participated in festivals such as the “International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove,” the “Europäische Kulturtagen Frankfurt,” “Attersee Klassik,” the “Festival Pablo Casals de Prades,” the “Steirische Kammermusik Festival” and the “Quincena Musical de San Sebastián” and has performed in many concert halls including the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Brucknerhaus in Linz, Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and the Flagey in Brussels.
Besides his numerous engagements as soloist and chamber musician, Johannes Fleischmann has regularly guested with celebrated orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic. These collaborations have given him the opportunity to work closely with outstanding personalities like Daniel Barenboim, Sir Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Georges Prêtre, Sir Simon Rattle and Christian Thielemann.
Fleischmann has had a wide-range of experience on television and radio, including with ZDF, ARD, RBB, MDR, ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation), Ö1, Radio Stephansdom and the National Radio Slovenia. Appointed by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as ambassador for the NASOM «New Austrian Sound of Music» program, concert tours have taken him to Austria, Armenia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Mozambique, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Tunisia and the USA. An “outstanding chamber music performance,” won him the “Piano Chamber Music Award”at the ISA-Festival 2014 with Philippe Raskin.
This season, Johannes Fleischmann boldly treads new paths in chamber music and performs with outstanding musicians and ensembles such as Norman Shetler, Magda Amara, Christopher Hinterhuber, Harriet Krijgh, Hyung-ki Joo and the “NWCS - Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln.”
Johannes Fleischmann currently performs on a Stephan von Baehr violin, anno 2016.
Norman Shetler — World-renowned pianist, accompanist, teacher, and puppeteer.
Magda Amara — Outstanding pianist and professor of piano at the Vienna Music Academy.
Christopher Hinterhuber — Exceptional virtuoso and professor of piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Harriet Krijgh — "Rising star" and phenomenal young cellist.
Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln — Original Viennese music at the highest level.