THE VIENNESE VIOLINIST
Born into a musical family in Vienna, the violinist Johannes Fleischmann received his first instrumental foundations at the age of 5. After graduating at the Viennese „Musikgymnasium," 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 attended multiple masterclasses by Erich Höbarth, Rainer Honeck, András Keller, Peter Nagy, Ruggiero Ricci, András Schiff and Dora Schwarzberg.
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, Andrej Bielow, Alexey Stadler, André Cazalet, Johannes Meissl, Christopher Hinterhuber, François Benda and members of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. He has attended multiple festivals including “Prussia Cove”, the “Europäische Kulturtagen Frankfurt”, “Attersee Klassik”, the “Festival Pablo Casals de Prades” and the “Steirische Kammermusik Festival”, the „Quincena Musical de San Sebastián“ and has performed in many concert halls such as Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, the great hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Philharmonie im Gasteig Munich, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Brucknerhaus Linz and the Flagey in Brussels.
Besides his numerous engagements as soloist and chamber musician, Johannes Fleischmann regularly performs in celebrated orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. These collaborations have given him the opportunity to work closely with outstanding personalities including 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.
After cooperations with ZDF, ARD, RBB, MDR, NHK, ORF, Pro7, RTL, Ö1, Radio Klassik, Ö1 and the National Radio Slovenia, he has accumulated a wide-range of experiences including appearances on television and radio.
Devoted to contemporary music, Johannes Fleischmann has worked with notable composers throughout his career. Collaborations with Christoph Ehrenfellner, Serkan Gürkan, Fabio Vacchi, Paul Gallister, Rudolf Kelterborn, Ernst-Ludwig Leitner and others have been formative encounters for the young composers and have led to several performances of world premiers. Christoph Ehrenfellners „Hunt Sonata“ and Serkan Gürkans „Mein Wien“ have been dedicated to Johannes Fleischmann.
Effecting a positive social impact is very important to Johannes Fleischmann. From a young age on he promotes change and progress throughout the world, which has often centered on helping people with few or no resources. In addition to frequently giving masterclasses and workshops for deprived children and students, he has developed a project to collect instruments for in-need music schools in Africa. Johannes Fleischmann supported El Sistema Turkey, Superar Austria, the university of Medellín, the university Eduardo Mondlane Maputo, the Michael Joseph Center Nairobi, children in the slum of Korogocho in Nairobi, in Bogotá, Limassol, Paphos, Nicosia, Xabiá, Yerevan, and many more.
Appointed by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as ambassador for the NASOM «New Austrian Sound of Music» program, Johannes Fleischmann undertook numerous concert tours 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. Due to his „outstanding chamber music performance“, he won the „Piano Chamber Music Award“ at the ISA-Festival 2014.
This season, Johannes Fleischmann wanders along new paths of chamber music and performs with outstanding musicians and ensembles such as Norman Shetler, Magda Amara, Harriet Krijgh, Christoph Ulrich Meier, the „NWCS - Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln“ and the „Symphoniacs“.
Johannes Fleischmann currently performs on a violin by Stephan von Baehr, anno 2016.
Norman Shetler — World-renowned pianist, accompanist, teacher, and puppeteer.
Magda Amara — Exceptional virtuoso and professor of piano at the Vienna Music Academy.
Christoph Ulrich Meier – Outstanding pianist & conductor and professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Harriet Krijgh — "Rising star" and phenomenal young cellist.
Oscar Micaelsson – Whirlwind from the north
Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln — Original Viennese music at the highest level.