Lorenz Karls


Lorenz Karls, born in 2001 to a Swedish-Austrian family, began playing violin at the age of four. He started his education at the department of highly gifted children at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and continued in the pre-college division of Mozarteum University Salzburg. Winner of a number of first and second prizes at such international violin competitions as: Concorso Andrea Postacchini, Concours Grumiaux pour Jeunes Violinistes, Telemann International Violin Competition and Vivaldi International Violin Competition. He has performed as a soloist with such orchestras as: Orchester der Universität  Mozarteum, Kremerata Baltica, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ferenc Liszt Chamber Orchestra, and participated in masterclasses with professors: Vadim Repin, Igor Ozim, Kurt Sassmannshaus and Vadim Gluzman. A student of Benjamin Schmid at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, he is currently studying for his bachelor degree in music and fine arts. He plays a contemporary violin made specially for him by the German luthier Martin Schleske in 2017.


J. S. Bach – Sonata for violin solo No. 1 in G minor BWV 1001
E. Ysaÿe – Sonata for violin solo No. 6 in E major Op. 27
N. Paganini – Capriccio solo No. 5 in A minor Op. 1

STAGE II – pianist – Katarzyna Wieczorek
L.. van Beethoven – Sonata for violin and piano No. 7 in C minor Op. 30
K. Lipiński – Rondo alla Polacca in D major Op. 17
H. W. Ernst – Caprice on Schubert’s „Erlkönig” for Solo Violin Op. 26

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64