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 at the universities of Vienna and Graz, where she studied with Prof. E. Z. Zienkowski, Y. Kless and Prof. J. Pospichal.

From 1997 to 2005 she was the assistant of Prof. Y. Kless’ performance class at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz. 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 the most important Polish orchestras as well as with the Vienna Symphony and the Taegu City Symphony Orchestras, theand 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 lecturer at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz (Austria), professor at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna since 2011, and teaches at the music school of the City of Vienna, and 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 leader of the principal second violin section. She is also a member of the Gliére Quartet.