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 and has been studying with Veronika Schulz and Gerhard Schulz ever since then. 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.
Antonia plays on a violin made by Ferdinando Gagliano (1770-1780, Naples) from the collection of the „Österreichische Nationalbank“.
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