Robert Oberaigner, principal clarinettist of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, has established a reputation as one of the most distinguished performers of his generation. Since his solo debut at the Wiener Konzerthaus at the age of 17 he has regularly been invited to appear at prestigious international venues and festivals such as the BBC Proms, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Kölner Philharmonie and the Mozarteum, Salzburg. He has performed chamber music with outstanding musicians such as Myung-Whun Chung and Sol Gabetta, and has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Staatskapelle Dresden.
In 2019 he premiered Simone Fontanellis’ Clarinet Concerto, a work dedicated to him, and in 2018 gave his debut as a composer, performing his work ‘Tränen der Colombina’, Op. 1 in Tokyo. Oberaigner’s discography includes recordings for the German label MDG with pianist Michael Schöch. Together, they have released Max Reger’s complete works for clarinet and piano and Brahms’ Clarinet Sonatas.
Born in Hall in Tirol, Oberaigner studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and in The Hague, where he focused on historically informed performance. He completed his studies at the University of Music, Lübeck with Sabine Meyer. Before moving to Dresden he served as principal clarinet of the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and appeared as a guest performer with the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras.
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