Rudi Pietsch

Rudi Pietsch webRudi Pietsch (Vienna & Lower Austria) - With spontaneity, word play, exceptional knowledge, and the necessary portion of zaniness, this first violin masterfully understands how to work a crowd. He also has a career: teacher and researcher at the Institute for Folk Music Research at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts until 2016. Fulbright Scholar to US, 2010. Doctoral dissertation: The Music of Burgenlandian Emigrants and their Descendants in the US:  the Instrumental Music of the Burgenland-Americans in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. He also plays the Schwegel, a small wooden flute-like instrument. Currently he teaches in Salzburg at the Mozarteum and gives masterclasses all over Europe.