Sebastian Gürtler

Was born in Austria, and studied with Helmut Zehetmair, Corrado Romano, Ernst Kovacic and Philippe Hirschhorn.

From 1997 until 2008, he served as first Concertmaster of the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra.

In 2000, he founded the ensemble Amarcord Wien. Most of the transcriptions, which are the specificity of the ensemble, are done by him.

In 2005 he joined the Hugo Wolf Quartet on the first violin.

His chamber music partners include Stefan Mendl, Markus Schirmer, Philippo Gamba, Clemens Hagen, Mario Brunello, Orfeo Mandozzi, Christian Poltera and members of the Ensemble Wien-Berlin as well as Wolfgang Muthspiel, Allegre Corrêa, Georg Breinschmid, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Aleksey Igudesman, Benjamin Schmid and Rebekka Bakken.

In 2016 the quartet founded in collaboration with Alban Berg Foundation, the Alban Berg Ensemble Wien, a group including stringquartet, piano, flute and clarinet. A new concept of programming and repertoire is the aim of the ensemble who is running a own serie of concert in the Brahmssaal of the Vienna Musikverein.

His Compositions and Arrangements appeared on Material Records, Preiser Records and Deutsche Grammophon and are published by Edition Walhall Magdeburg, Germany.