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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  • 26.
    Piazzolla: El Tango, Etc / Gigon Kremer, Et Al
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 79462 Release Date: 08/19/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Astor Piazzolla,  Juan Carlos Cobian,  Giya Kancheli,  Leonid Desyatnikov
    Performer:  Alois Posch,  Vadim Sakharov,  Per Arne Glorvigen,  Gidon Kremer  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
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  • 27.
    Nightmoods - Night Wanderer
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453904 Release Date: 06/10/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  James Levine,  Gerhart Hetzel,  Wolfram Christ  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio di Trieste,  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart,  Hagen String Quartet  ... 
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  • 28.
    Gidon Kremer - Hommage A Piazzolla
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 79407 Release Date: 09/24/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Astor Piazzolla,  Jerzy Peterburshsky
    Performer:  Gidon Kremer,  Vadim Sakharov,  Alois Posch,  Per Arne Glorvigen  ... 
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  • 29.
    Gubaidulina, Suslin / Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Musica
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 810 Release Date: 07/09/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sofia Gubaidulina,  Viktor Suslin
    Performer:  Viktor Suslin,  Alexander Suslin,  Sofia Gubaidulina,  Vadim Sakharov  ... 
    Conductor:  Gidon Kremer,  Boris Tevlin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astraea,  Moscow Conservatory Chamber Choir Women's Voices,  Kremerata Musica
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  • 30.
    Schubert: Trout Quintet, Guitar Quartets /  Levine, Faust, Schulz, Sollscher
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 431783 Release Date: 09/01/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Wolfram Christ,  Gerhart Hetzel,  Georg Faust,  Alois Posch  ... 
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  • 31.
    Saint-saens: Carnaval Des Animaux,  Meschwitz Et Al / Kremer
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 4168412 Release Date: 04/01/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Alan Ridout,  Frieder Meschwitz
    Performer:  Mischa Maisky,  Isabelle van Keulen,  Nelson Freire,  Martha Argerich  ... 
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  • 32.
    Gubaidulina: Offertorium, Hommage to T.S. Eliot / Dutoit, Kremer, Boston SO
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 427336 Release Date: 07/20/1989   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sofia Gubaidulina
    Performer:  Christine Whittlesey,  Gidon Kremer,  Klaus Thunemann,  Isabelle van Keulen  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
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  • 33.
    Schubert: Oktett / Kremer, Brunner, Van Keulen, Thunemann
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 423367 Release Date: 01/25/1988   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Radovan Vlatkovic,  Eduard Brunner,  Gidon Kremer,  Isabelle van Keulen  ... 
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