HARTMUT OMETZBERGER is a leading Austrian violinist. Music critics have praised his performances as an ‘exceptional joy’, ‘bewitching’, ‘a musical revelation’ and ‘a song without words’. Being a violinist of very diverse talents, he is equally accomplished and internationally respected as a chamber musician, orchestral leader and teacher.
By the age of 9, he was performing in public regularly. At 14-years-old, he made his concerto debut performing with members of the La SCALA orchestra in Milan and was invited for a special performance for HRH Princess Anne. He has performed Concertos by Haydn, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Elgar, Szymanovski and Mendelssohn and has performed in many prestigious halls all over Europe (Concertgebouw, Bösendorfersaal, Wiener Hofburg, Schloss Schwetzingen, Prinzregententheater, Gasteig, Grote Kerk/Leiden/Den Haag, Carrolus Borromeus Kerk/Antwerpen, the English Church/ Amsterdam) and the United States. He is regularly invited to perform at Austrian embassies and Austrian Cultural Forums worldwide. Dutch television has broadcast performances in the Netherlands, and in 2010, Hartmut was featured in a documentary by renowned Japanese filmmaker Ryo Nishiyama. On New Year’s Day 2020 he was also featured in a documentary for the ORF.
As an impassioned chamber musician, his talents have led him to work together with Diana Cummings, Christophe Pantillon, Rafael Wallfisch, Garfield Jackson, Thomas Enman, Prunella Pacey, Kristin Okerlund, Steve Tees and Martin Outram.
For several years, Hartmut Ometzberger has been involved in testing new strings for Thomastik-Infeld.
In 2013 he and Diana Jacklin founded and serve as the directors of ChamberMusicWeeks. ChamberMusicWeeks (www.chambermusicweeks.com) are very successful chamber music courses for students and amateurs which take place in Graz, Austria. These courses are a very innovative program and bring together an international faculty of highly regarded musicians to work together with the participants in a stunning and supportive environment.