Stefan Mendl started his piano education with Manfred Wagner-Artzt and later studied with Alexander Jenner at the University of Music in Vienna. In his early career he appeared regularly as a soloist in Austria and abroad. He was a founding member of the Vienna Piano Trio in 1988, which soon became one of Europe’s leading chamber ensembles. The trio studied with artists like the Haydn Trio Wien, Isaac Stern and members of the LaSalle and Guarneri Quartets. Numerous CD´s have gained international acclaim, such as Gramophone Editor´s Choice and Echo-Klassik in 2010 and 2012. Stefan appears frequently in duo-recitals with cellist Clemens Hagen and works regularly with artists like Jörg Widmann, Ruth Ziesak and Mark Padmore. He has given masterclasses at several acknowledged music institutions and frequently appears as a jury-member in various chamber music competitions. Stefan teaches Chamber Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts -mdw in Vienna. He was a TICC Academy instructor and festival artist in 2022.
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