Antonia Rankersberger | AUT | *1997
Simply Quartet | Violine
Austrian violinist Antonia Rankersberger began to play the violin at the early age of five. Only two years later, she performed Oskar Rieding’s violin concerto in b-flat minor under Nicolaus Harnoncourt. Numerous radio and TV recordings followed. She won the national Austrian music competition Prima la musica multiple times and also was awarded 2nd prize at the International Szymon Goldberg Competition in 2015.
Antonia Rankersberger was admitted to the University for music and performing arts Vienna at the age of eleven and has been studying with Veronika Schulz and Gerhard Schulz ever since then. Besides her studies, she received important input in masterclasses with renowned musicians. She travelled to numerous countries to play concerts, such as Japan, China, India, Germany, Spain, Hungary and the UK. In 2017, she won the competition Musica Juventutis, held annually in Vienna, and played her solo debut at Wiener Konzerthaus in March 2018.
Various crossover performances reflect her interest in other arts. Starting off with performing at Schauspielhaus Wien in Tolstoi’s Kreutzersonate, she travelled to Korea in 2018 where she performed as a solo violinist alongside actor Bernhard Majcen and dancers from the Meta Dance Project in a multimedia play by Otto Brusatti.
Antonia Rankersberger plays on a violin made by Ferdinando Gagliano (1770–1780, Naples) from the collection of the Österreichische Nationalbank.
Foto © Roland Unger
Stand: April 2020