Es ist mein Bestreben, der Musik neue Horizonte zu eröffnen, in welcher Funktion das auch sein mag.
René Staar, born in Graz in 1951, studied violin, piano, composition and conducting in Stockholm,
Vienna, Helsinki and Zurich. Formative for his artistic thinking were Nathan Milstein, Hans
Swarovski and Roman Haubenstock-Ramati. Between 1988 and 2017 he was active in the
orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper and Wiener Philharmoniker. He worked as a teacher at the
UCSB and the music universities in Graz and Vienna.
In 1987 he founded the Ensemble Wiener Collage, where he is artistic director, violinist and conductor.
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