Birgit Laude, 1st violin of sabia quartetBirgit Laude, 1st violin of sabia quartet

BIRGIT LAUDE    1st violin

Birgit Laude was born in Frankfurt am Main. She studied violin at the Musikhochschule in Vienna and later at the International Cello Centre in London and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She earned a performance diploma with honors as a concert violinist and received a national award of recognition from the Austrian government.

With the renowned Camerata Academica Salzburg and as a violinist with the Young Piano Trio of Salzburg she toured internationally to South America, Iran, Egypt, Syria and throughout Europe.

She performed as a violinist with the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra

before becoming a member of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (1982-85) under the direction of Sergio Celibidache.

From 1985-1991 she performed as the first violinist with the Aton Quartet based in northern Germany. After spending a year in the U.S., she returned to Europe to make her home in Central Franconia (near Nuremberg), where her main focus is chamber music, especially piano trios.

She is a violin instructor at area music schools and has been the first violinist of the Sabiá Quartet since 1998, with international performances. She made many CD- and Broadcast Recordings.