Bruno Weinmeister


Bruno Weinmeister is known as solo cellist of the opera houses of Dresden and Zurich. Since 2017 he has been Professor of Cello at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.


He studied cello with Heinrich Schiff in Basel and Salzburg, as well as with Wolfgang Boettcher in Berlin. His curiosity and fascination for music led to encounters with the great musical personalities Heinz Holliger, Friedrich Cerha, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Friedrich Gulda.


After studying conducting with Eiji Oue in Hanover, he worked intensively with Claudio Abbado as his assistant in Lucerne and Berlin. A musical assistance at the Bayreuth Festival leads to conducting of the orchestras of Lausanne, Basel and St. Gallen, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Volksoper and the Tonkünstler Niederösterreich.


In addition to his intensive solo activity, Bruno Weinmeister is also a very sought-after chamber musician: Heinz Holliger, Benjamin Schmid, Emanuel Pahud, Albrecht Mayer, Renaud Capuçon, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Leif Ove Andsnes, Alexander Lonquich & Jörg Widmann are among his partners.