The violist was a founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet


Violist Hatto Beyerle | Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf

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Violist and chamber musician Hatto Beyerle died on 16 October 2023 at the age of 90. Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1933, Beyerle studied viola with Ulrich Koch at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, violin with Odnoposoff in Vienna, as well as conducting with Hans Swarowsky and composition with Alfred Uhl.

He co-founded the Wiener Solisten chamber orchestra in 1960, and in 1970 was a founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet, with which he played until 1981.

He served as professor for viola and chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria, the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, Germany, the City of Basel Music Academy, Switzerland, and taught at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence, Italy. Among his students were Hartmut Rohde, the Hagen Quartet, and the Galatea Quartet.

Beyerle also initiated the European Chamber Music Academy, and served as the artistic director for the Europäischen Kulturforums Grossraming in Austria.

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