Alois Posch

Biography

Born: 1959  
Alois Posch is a leading European orchestral double bass player.

He started studying violin and piano at the age of ten. At fifteen, he discovered that that contrabass was the right instrument for him. He entered the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst (Academy for Music and Allied Arts) in Graz. There he studied the instrument with Professor Johannes Auersperg.

After winning prizes in competitions for younger musicians he
Read more obtained a position in the Vienna Philharmonic in 1977, at the age of eighteen. He is now the leader of the bass section and bass soloist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Vienna State Opera. Since 1993 he has been a full professor at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellenden Kunst in Vienna.

He has a position as Guest Professor at the Mozarteum of Salzburg, and often plays as a guest soloist and chamber player. He has played on recordings released by Decca, Emi, Deutsche Gramophon, Sony, Philips, and EMI.

He is among the group of players who frequently play solo roles in projects organized by the Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer and thus participate frequently in Kremer's Lockenhaus Festival. Among his releases with Kremer is a chamber music version of compositions of the New Tango master Astor Piazzolla, on which Posch is the bass player and soloist. Read less
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    Dvorak: String Quintet Op. 77; String Quartet Op. 96
    Label: Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog: 9071847 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Alois Posch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig String Quartet
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    Creating Timeless Classics
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186531 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Arcangelo Corelli  ... 
    Performer:  Martin Helmchen,  Alexei Ogrintchouk,  Vesko Eschkenazy,  Jonathan Gilad  ... 
    Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev,  Lawrence Foster,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Vladimir Jurowski  ... 
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    Gubaidulina: Offertorium, Hommage To T.s. Eliot / Dutoit, Kremer, Boston So
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001884002 Release Date: 08/20/2013  
    Composer:  Sofia Gubaidulina
    Performer:  Gidon Kremer,  Christine Whittlesey,  Klaus Thunemann,  Isabelle van Keulen  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
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    The Complete Astor Piazzolla Recordings / Gidon Kremer
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 515783 Release Date: 11/19/2012   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Astor Piazzolla,  Jerzy Peterburshsky,  Leonid Desyatnikov,  Giya Kancheli  ... 
    Performer:  Alois Posch,  Vadim Sakharov,  Gidon Kremer,  Michel Portal  ... 
    Conductor:  Gidon Kremer,  Rolf Gupta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet,  Kremerata Baltica,  Kremerata Musica  ... 
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    Duo, Trio, Quartet - Haydn, Rossini, Schubert / Eberle, Tetzlaff, Weithaas, Roberts
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553259 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Gioachino Rossini,  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Martin Helmchen,  Veronika Eberle,  Marie-Elisabeth Hecker,  Tanja Tetzlaff  ... 
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    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 1103771 Release Date: 07/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  James Levine,  Wolfram Christ,  Gerhart Hetzel,  Georg Faust  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hagen String Quartet
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    The Martha Argerich Collection 4  [6-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001566002 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Alan Ridout  ... 
    Performer:  Martha Argerich,  Mischa Maisky,  Isabelle van Keulen,  Nelson Freire  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly,  Kiril Kondrashin,  David Zinman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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    50 Best Tangos
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 48486 Release Date: 04/19/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Gerardo Matos Rodríguez,  Maximo Barbieri,  Juan de Dios Filiberto,  Vicente Greco  ... 
    Performer:  Alois Posch,  Per Arne Glorvigen
    Conductor:  Jose Basso,  Hector Varela,  Anibal Troilo,  Francisco Canaro  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sexteto Mayor
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    Springtime In The Park
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 96834 Release Date: 03/29/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Edvard Grieg,  Gabriel Fauré,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Jean-Philippe Collard,  Bruno Rigutto,  Gautier Capuçon,  Gérard Caussé  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean Martinon,  Felix Slatkin,  Paavo Berglund,  Wolfgang Sawallisch  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble
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    Complete Mozart Edition 12 - Arias, Vocal Ensembles, Etc
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 000586002 Release Date: 12/16/2009   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Thomas Moser,  Lucia Popp,  Edith Mathis,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Leopold Hager,  Jörg-Peter Weigle,  Sir Colin Davis,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (
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    Schubert: Trout Quintet / Schiff, Hagen Quartet, Posch
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 411975 Release Date: 10/09/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Clemens Hagen,  Veronika Hagen,  Alois Posch,  Lukas Hagen  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hagen String Quartet
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    Schubert: Trout Quintet, Trockne Blumen Variations, Notturno D 897 / Helmchen, Tetzlaff, Et Al
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186334 Release Date: 03/31/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Martin Helmchen,  Antoine Tamestit,  Christian Tetzlaff,  Alois Posch  ... 
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  • 13.
    Spohr, Martinu: Nonets / Ensemble Wien-berlin
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 427640 Release Date: 09/30/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis Spohr,  Bohuslav Martinu
    Performer:  Milan Turkovic,  Günter Högner,  Karl Leister,  Gerhart Hetzel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
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    Schubert: Piano Quintet 'trout', 6 Moments Musicaux D.780
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 458608 Release Date: 09/16/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  András Schiff,  Alois Posch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hagen String Quartet members
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    Mozart: Kegelstatt-trio, Etc / Levine, Ensemble Wien Berlin
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 431782 Release Date: 08/20/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Karl Leister,  Wolfram Christ,  James Levine,  Margit Anna Süss  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
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    Weekend Classics - A Schubert Weekend
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000769402 Release Date: 11/14/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Alois Posch,  James Levine,  Wolfram Christ,  Gerhart Hetzel  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Böhm,  Ion Marin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Collectors Edition - Mozart: String Quartets / The Hagen Quartet
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000649302 Release Date: 10/10/2006   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Alois Posch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hagen String Quartet
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    Schubert: Trout Quintet, Etc / Braley, Capuçon, Et Al
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 45563 Release Date: 01/11/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Renaud Capuçon,  Frank Braley,  Gautier Capuçon,  Alois Posch  ... 
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    Schubert: Violin Works / Gidon Kremer
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000001502 Release Date: 04/08/2003   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst,  Franz Schubert,  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Gidon Kremer,  Gabrielle Lester,  Richard Lester,  Diemut Poppen  ... 
    Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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    20/21 - Gubaidulina: Offertorium, Hommage / Dutoit, Kremer
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 471625 Release Date: 08/13/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sofia Gubaidulina
    Performer:  Gidon Kremer,  Isabelle van Keulen,  Tabea Zimmermann,  David Geringas  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
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  • 21.
    An Equal Music - Music Featured In The Novel By Vikram Seth
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 466945 Release Date: 08/22/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Philippe Honoré,  Rustem Hayroudinoff,  Iona Brown,  Wilhelm Melcher  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart,  Hagen String Quartet members  ... 
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  • 22.
    Piazzolla: Tango Ballet / Gidon Kremer, Astor Quartet
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 22661 Release Date: 07/06/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Astor Piazzolla
    Performer:  Gidon Kremer,  Marta Sudraba,  Vadim Sakharov,  Alois Posch  ... 
    Conductor:  Gidon Kremer,  Rolf Gupta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica,  Astor Quartet
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    Piazzolla: Maria De Buenos Aires / Kremer, Zenko, Et Al
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 20632 Release Date: 09/29/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Astor Piazzolla
    Performer:  Peter Sadlo,  Marta Sudraba,  Ula Zebriunaite,  Maria Fedotova  ... 
    Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buenos Aires Lyric Chorus,  Kremerata Musica
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    Lachner, Rheinberger: Nonets / Ensemble Wien-berlin
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 58971 Release Date: 02/27/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Lachner,  Joseph Rheinberger
    Performer:  HansJörg Schellenberger,  Wolfgang Schulz,  Karl Leister,  Milan Turkovic  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin members
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    Complete Beethoven Edition Vol 14 - Misc. Chamber Works
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453772 Release Date: 12/09/1997   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach,  Alois Posch,  Patrick Gallois,  Jean-Pierre Rampal  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet,  Hagen String Quartet,  Vienna Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble  ... 
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