Antonia Rankersberger is an Austrian violinist, born in 1997.
She began to play the violin at the early age of 5 and only 2 years later, performed Oskar Rieding´s
violin concerto in b-flat minor under Nicolaus Harnoncourt.
Numerous radio and TV recordings followed.
Antonia won the national Austrian music competition „Prima la musica“ multiple times and also was
awarded 2nd prize at the International Szymon Goldberg Competition in 2015.
She was admitted to University for music and performing arts Vienna at the age of 11 where she
studied with Veronika Schulz and Gerhard Schulz. Since 2019, Antonia has been part of Ulf
Besides her studies, she received important input in masterclasses with Ana Chumachenco, Ivry
Gitlis, Peter Kovats and Eszter Haffner.
Antonia travelled to numerous countries to play concerts, such as Japan, China, India, Germany,
Spain, Hungary and the UK.
In 2017, she won the competition „Musica Juventutis“, held annually in Vienna and played her solo
debut at Wiener Konzerthaus in March 2018.
Various crossover performances reflect her interest in other arts. Starting off with performing at
Schauspielhaus Wien, in Tolstoi´s „Kreutzersonate“, she travelled to Korea in 2018 where she
performed as a solo violinist alongside actor Bernhard Majcen and dancers from the Meta Dance
Project in a multimedia play by Otto Brusatti.
Since 2018, Antonia is second violinist in the Simply Quartet. The quartet has already been
awarded four first prizes at renowned chamber music competitions: At the International Carl
Nielsen Competition in Copenhagen & the "Quatuor á Bordeaux" in 2019, the "Franz Schubert and
the Music of Modernity" in Graz in 2018 and in 2017 at the International Joseph Haydn Chamber
Music Competition in Vienna.
In the 2021/2022 season, the Simply Quartet will be one of the selected ensembles of the ECHO
Rising Stars series with concerts at BOZAR Brussels, the Festspielhaus Baden Baden and the
Concertgebouw Amsterdam, among others.
Antonia plays a violin by Ferdinando Gagliano from 1770-1780 (Naples), made available to her by
the Austrian National Bank.
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