Biography

Dominika Falger was born in Krakow into a musical family. She received her first violin lessons from her father. She continued her studies at the Paderewski Akademy of Music in Poznan, where she studied with Prof. J. Kaliszewska and Prof. M. Baranowski, and then at the universities of Vienna and Graz, where she studied with Prof. E. Z. Zienkowski, Y. Kless, and Prof. J. Pospichal. From 1997-2005 she was assistant of Y. Kless at the Graz Music University. Additionally she has studied historical instrumental practice with Prof. I. Rainer and Prof. H. Kurosaki.

She has won prizes at numerous national and international violin competitions: the Z. Janke in Poznan, the Sarasate in Pamplona, the R. Lipizer in Gorizia, the K. Lipinski and H. Wieniawski in Lublin, the Brahms in Pörtschach, the Szymanowski in Lodz and the T. Wronski in Warsaw.

By the age of 12 she was appearing regularly as a soloist in almost all European countries, in the United States, and in the Far East. She has played with all the most important Polish orchestras as well as with the Vienna Symphony and the Taegu City Symphony Orchestras, and the Slovakian Chamber Orchestra.

In addition to numerous recordings for international radio and television broadcasters she has made many CDs of solo and chamber music works. Her repertoire stretches from the Baroque to include the most important Classical and Romantic works as well as contemporary music.

She is professor at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz (Austria), at the Conservatory Vienna (private University), teaches at the music school of the City of Vienna, and also regularly holds master classes. She is also in demand as a jury member for international violin competitions.
Dominika Falger has been a member of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra since 1999, where she is the first principal of the second violin section.

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