Jürgen Weber received formal music training at the Cologne State Conservatory under Prof. Igor Ozim and in the master class of Prof. Ulrich Koch at the Freiburg State Conservatory. He also took part in master classes given by Max Rostal, Bruno Giuranna, Sandor Vegh and the Amadeus Quartet. While still a student, Jürgen Weber became a member of the Robert Schumann Quartet and began a busy international performance career. In 1973 the ensemble won the International ARD Competition. In 1975 he was honored by the Deutscher Musikrat by being named one of that year’s Bundesauswahl soloists. In 1975 Jürgen Weber was also awarded an endowment award by the state government of Hesse. In 1977 he was appointed the solo violist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has collaborated with such internationally recognized conductors as Raphael Kubelik, Karl Böhm, Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Metha, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Simon Rattle, Lorin Maazel, and Mariss Jansons. He regularly gives master classes in Europe, Asia and the US. Jürgen Weber is Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Munich’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater.
In addition to symphonic music, Weber’s is especially devoted to chamber music and performs in recital internationally with various ensembles, including the Deutsches Streichtrio. A large number of solo and chamber music CDs document his artistic caliber. Jürgen Weber has also established an excellent reputation through premiere performances of New Music by composers such as Klaus Huber, Jürgen von Bose, Hans-Werner Henze, and Krzystof Penderecki. Among his chamber music partners are Sandor Vegh, Gerhard Oppitz, Rudolf Buchbinder, and Kristian Zimmermann. Over the past few years Jürgen Weber has also collaborated with well-known music publishers such as Schott or Henle.
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Works for Viola Solo
by Paul Hindemith and Günter Raphael
Jürgen Weber, Viola