Taha Abedian, artistic director

A viennese musician, was born in Teheran 1977 in an Artist's family. He was discovered and supported by the Austrian conductor and composer Professor Thomas Christian David. At the age of sixteen he came continue his Studies in Vienna with Professor Klaus Peisteiner (principal violist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna String Quartet).

Music Studies with Prof. Klaus Peisteiner at the Conservatory in Wiener Neustadt in lower Austria, Conducting and Composition lessons with Professor Thomas Christian David. During his Studies he was kindly supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture. In year 1996 he won the 1st Prize of the International Viola Competition in Muscia, Spain.

Orchestral experiences: Free collaboration with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Opera Orchestra including world tours, audio/video Recordings and Broadcastings. 2003-2006, Principal Violist of the Graz Symphony Orchestra a.o. under direction of Maestro Milan Horvat.

Debut with ABEDIAN STRING TRIO at Carnegie hall in New York, USA (November 2011).

He also has participated in Music classes of Professor Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet), Professor Hans Peter Ochsenhofer (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) and Professor Ilsee Winsor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.




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