Michi Gaigg

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Institute for Early Music at the Anton Bruckner Private University
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Founder  - L'Arpa Festante Munich

Founder  - L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra

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Michi Gaigg
L'Orfeo Barockorchester Linz L'Orfeo Barockorchester "Nicht alle Tage kann man das Abenteuer Musik in solcher Leibhaftigkeit spüren, wie mit dem L'Orfeo Barockorchester unter Michi Gaigg. Ein unglaubliches, künstlerisches Ereignis!" Michi Gaigg was born in Schörfling at the Attersee, Austria (Salzkammergut). She was strongly influenced by Nikolaus Harnoncourt during her violin studies at the Salzburg Mozarteum and subsequently continued studies of the Baroque violin with Ingrid Seifert and Sigiswald Kuijken. Michi Gaigg was a member of internationally acclaimed ensembles and worked together with Frans Brüggen, Alan Curtis, Christopher Hogwood, René Jacobs, Ton Koopman and Hermann Max. Under Michi Gaigg's direction the orchestra has established itself as one of the leading ensembles in historically informed performance practice and has repeatedly been awarded various prizes for its CD recordings by BBC Music Magazine, Diapason, Gramophone ("Editor's Choice"), Pizzicato ("Supersonic Award"), Le Monde de la Musique, Fono Forum, Radio Österreich 1 ("Pasticcio Prize") as well as the German Music Award "Echo Klassik". Opera productions are becoming increasingly important in Michi Gaigg's work. Michi Gaigg's pedagogical career started in 1987 at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg amid extensive activities as instrumentalist and conductor. She has been teaching at the Institute for Early Music at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz since 1994. In 2003 she took on the position of artistic director of the donauFESTWOCHEN im Strudengau, a festival for Early and Contemporary music, for which she has been awarded the "Grosser Bühnenkunstpreis" (Artists' Award for Stage Performance) and the "Kulturmedaille" (Medal for Cultural Achievements) of the province of Upper Austria. Welcome L'Orfeo Barockorchester Michi Gaigg

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Michi Gaigg

Michi Gaigg was born in Schörfling at the Attersee, Austria (Salzkammergut).She was strongly influenced by Nikolaus Harnoncourt during her studies of the violin at the Mozarteum Salzburg and subsequently continued studies of the baroque violin with Ingrid Seifert und Sigiswald Kuijken.Michi Gaigg was a member of internationally acclaimed ensembles and worked together with Frans Brüggen, Alan Curtis, Christopher Hogwood, René Jacobs, Ton Koopman and Hermann Max.Michi Gaigg was the founder and leader of the Baroque orchestra L'Arpa Festante München from 1983 - 1995.After having lived in London, The Hague, Munich, Cologne, Straßbourg and Tübingen she returned to Austria in 1994.In 1996 she founded the L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra together with the recorder and oboe player Carin van Heerden.A high artistic level, colourful playing and an immense sensitivity for sound are aspects always confirmed by critics and audiences.Team spirit and a close identification with the leader Michi Gaigg form the basis for the ensemble's success.L'Orfeo has repeatedly been awarded prizes (Diapason, Pizzicato (Supersonic Award), Choc du Monde de la Musique and Radio Österreich 1 (Pasticcio-Preis)) and is regarded as one of the leading ensembles for historically informed performance practice today.Michi Gaigg's pedagogical career started in 1987 at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg.She has been teaching at the Institute for Early Music at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz since 1994.In 2003 she took on the position of artistic director for the donauFESTWOCHEN im strudengau, a festival for Early and Contemporary music.Michi Gaigg was awarded the "Grosser Bühnenkunstpreis" of the province of Upper Austria in April 2008. Welser-Möst, Michi Gaigg

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