Predrag Katanic

Current as of May 2019

Viola player Predrag Katanic was born in Serbia in 1971 and initially studied at the Belgrade Music Academy before continuing his studies with Thomas Riebl at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. In 2003 he completed his studies and was awarded an honorary prize for the best diploma and a master’s degree by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

The same year he began teaching as an assistant in the class of Thomas Riebl at the Mozarteum. He has also taught at the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove in the UK and from 2003 to 2008 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Since 2003 he has also held a professorship at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz.

Predrag Katanic has been the viola player of the stadler quartet since 1997 and has performed internationally, including at the Salzburg Festival with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, at the ECLAT Festival in Stuttgart and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, as well as giving performances in Oslo, Bilbao, Rome and Seoul. As a member of the stadler quartet, he has collaborated with composers such as György Kurtág, Heinz Holliger, Wolfgang Rihm, Helmut Lachenmann, Jörg Widmann, Beat Furrer and Friedrich Cerha. The ensemble’s recording of Helmut Lachenmann’s string quartets was awarded the ORF’s Ö1 Pasticcio Prize in 2011.

Predrag Katanic was a member of the Camerata Salzburg from 1997 to 2003, working with well-known conductors and soloists such as Franz Welser-Möst, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Roger Norrington, Yuri Bashmet and Leonidas Kavakos.

He regularly gives masterclasses in Austria, Portugal, Germany, Japan and South Africa.

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