Benedict Ziervogel

Double bass

Benedict Ziervogel, from Vienna, began double bass lessons aged 16 at the Carinthian State Conservatorium, going on to obtain a degree in double bass, composition and conducting from the same institution. He also studied at the Kunstuniversität Graz (double bass with Johannes Auersperg, violone/viola da gamba with Lorenz Duftschmid) and at Musikhochschule Zürich (double bass with Prof. Duncan McTier ), graduating from both with distinction. He has worked for the Vienna Volksoper, the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich and as a solo bassist in the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa/Japan and the Württembergische Kammerorchester Heilbronn.
He has taught at the Gustav Mahler-Akademie Bolzano/Bozen and the International Summer Academy in Feldkirchen, and since 2012 directed a double bass class at the Prayner Konservatorium für Musik und dramatische Kunst in Vienna. He appears regularly with the Zürich Opera House Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Südwestdeutsche Kammerorchester Pforzheim and the ensemble  musikFabrik. He has been a solo bassist with Ensemble Resonanz since 2013.
Benedict Ziervogel is known in Germany and abroad not only as a passionate chamber musician with an intense interest in historically informed performance, particularly with regard to the period of Viennese Classicism, but also as an expert on contemporary music, a field in which he is in much demand both as a performer and a composer.