Fritz Kircher (first violin), was born in 1970 in Klagenfurt
He studied in Vienna with Alfred Lösch, Ernst Kovacic and Klara Flieder as well as with Wolfram König and Wilhelm Melcher at the Musik Hochschule in Stuttgart from where he graduated with distinction. He also had intensive chamber music coaching with members of the "Melos Quartet".
He has taken part in countless competitions and master classes among others with Franz Samohyl, Zacher Bron, Igor Oistrach, Gerhard Kosten, and Sergei Kratchenko. Fritz Kircher has performed numerous solo concerts in Germany, France and Austria and world premiered Christoph Cech‘s violin concerto with the "die reihe" ensemble.
A deep interest for historical means of interpretations on period music
instruments, lead him to become a member of the "Ars Antiqua Austria" (Pasticcio Award orf 2011), and with the "Salomon Trio Salzburg", a guest in numerous international Festivals. He has recorded numerous CD with partners such as Rudolf Leopold, Gunar Letzbor and Suzanne Ryden.
Fritz Kircher is since 25 years director of the "Musikalischer Spätsommer Gurk" Festival , since 2002 primarius of the "Haydn Quartet" and was appointed in 2004 concert master of the SchlossCappelle chamber orchestra. He plays on a Camillus Camilli violin of the year 1742.