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Firmian Lermer comes from an Austrian-Bavarian family. He studied viola and chamber music in Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. His years with Thomas Kakuska and the Alban Berg Quartet in Vienna, and later with Sandor Vegh in Salzburg, were formative.


Firmian Lermer became principal violist of the Camerata Salzburg under Sandor Vegh in 1994 and owes this ensemble many encounters with inspiring musicians such as Leonidas Kavakos, Yuri Bashmet, Helene Grimaud, Roger Norrington, Janine Jansen.1996 In 1996 he founded the string sextet Hyperion Ensemble, which has received invitations to perform at prestigious venues and festivals such as the summer concerts in the Great Hall of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Beethoven Fest Bonn, Festival Mozart Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, Konzerthaus Wien, Palau de la Musica Valencia, Library of Congress Washington and others. As solo violist in the large orchestra, he was a welcome guest for years with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, received invitations to the State Opera in Munich, the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and the Munich Philharmonic. At the same time, his interest in the so-called „informed performance practice“ and playing on gut strings grew more and more, resulting in collaborations with Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, with the Concentus Musicus Wien, with Giuliano Carmignola, Andrea Marcon. Firmian Lermer has been teaching at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Innsbruck for almost 25 years. He is a regular lecturer at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, at the EAFIT University in Medellín Colombia and at the Mozarteum Habana Cuba.


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