格拉多获奖无数，1990获德国Westphalian Music Festival in Hamm首奖；1990年，德国美因茨大学颁予"Johannes Gutenberg"奖项；1992年，荣获意大利Cantù国际钢琴大赛首奖；1995年与大提琴家Sung Hyun-Jun于意大利特拉帕尼赢得国际报业评审奖及首奖。常受邀担任音乐节演出嘉宾，曾参加德国洛肯豪斯室内音乐节、意大利Asiago国际音乐节、德国普福尔而兹海姆 "Music of the World" 音乐节、德国克龙贝格大提琴节、德国Castle Festival in Zwingenberg、德国Days of Culture in Appenau音乐节、德国德勒斯登"Sandstone and Music"音乐节、德国路德维格城堡音乐节、德国莱茵音乐节等等，并于欧洲、亚洲、以色列、大洋洲与南美洲皆举办多场音乐会。
The Austrian clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer has captured audiences and critics alike with the singular beauty of tone that he coaxes from the instrument. At one stage he studied the cello, which perhaps has helped to imbue his approach to the clarinet with a soulful depth. His Viennese instrument, with a wider bore than the closely related German-system clarinet, produces a particularly dark, expansive and warm tone, which he exploits to full advantage.
Born in 1989, Ottensamer comes from an Austro-Hungarian family of musicians and was drawn to music early, receiving his first piano lessons when he was four. At the age of ten he began studying cello in his home town at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, then changed to the clarinet under Johann Hindler in 2003.
Andreas Ottensamer gained his first orchestral experience as a deputy in the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic and as a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. In 2009 he interrupted his Harvard studies to become a scholar of the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker. From July 2010 to February 2011 he has played as principal clarinettist with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.
Since March 2011 he is principal clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Ottensamer has won first prize in competitions for clarinet, cello and piano, and performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the world in venues such as Musikverein Wien, Konzerthaus Wien, Brucknerhaus Linz, Musikverein Graz, Philharmonie Berlin, Tempodrom Berlin, De Doelen Rotterdam, and Seoul Arts Center. His artistic partnerships include work with Murray Perahia, Leif Ove Andsnes, Leonidas Kavakos, Janine Jansen, Clemens Hagen and Yo-Yo Ma. In 2005 Andreas Ottensamer founded the clarinet trio The Clarinotts with his father Ernst and brother Daniel, both solo clarinettists in the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic. Several works have been dedicated to the ensemble.
In February 2013 Andreas Ottensamer entered an exclusive recording partnership with Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics, making him the first ever solo clarinettist to sign an exclusive agreement with the Yellow Label. His first album, Portraits – The Clarinet Album, has been released in June 2013 and features concertos by Copland, Spohr and Cimarosa, plus arrangements of short pieces. His partners are the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
He said of the recording: “This album poses the challenge of jumping between different styles and ways of playing, but at the same time I set a high priority on maintaining my personal interpretation and sound.”
For a man who is so dedicated to music, Andreas Ottensamer is also passionate about sport. For many years he was a tennis tournament player, and together with his brother he founded his own football club, the Wiener Virtuosen, in 2007. The team plays successfully in the Wiener DSG league and Ottensamer still travels to Vienna for matches whenever his schedule permits.
Apart from his extensive activities within the world of classical music, Andreas Ottensamer has widened his horizon to other musical fields, resulting in a collaboration and recording with Tori Amos on her album Night of Hunters.
Andreas Ottensamer is very passionate about chamber music. He is artistic director of the "Buergenstock Momente" - Festival in Switzerland together with pianist José Gallardo. Artists such as Nils Mönkemeyer, Clemens & Veronika Hagen, Albrecht Mayer, Linus Roth, Danjulo Ishizaka, Benjamin Schmid and the Szymanovksi Quartet have been part of the festival.
The beauty of tone and distinct musicality over a wide range of styles have won extensive critical plaudits for Andreas Ottensamer. Sybill Mahlke wrote in Der Tagesspiegel of his “limitless dynamic range……he plays with a vitality that pushes boundaries.” NRC Handelsblad said: “Andreas Ottensamer melts with his clarinet . . . he is an ‘übersolist’ and a phenomenon.” Rebecca Schmid wrote for MusicalAmerica.com: “Solo clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer played with particular finesse . . . and a touch of melancholy.”
José Gallardo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of 5, he began to take piano lessons at the Conservatory in Buenos Aires. Later, he continued his studies with Prof. Poldi Mildner at the Department of Music, University of Mainz, Germany, from which he graduated in 1997. During that time, he already discovered his predilection/affectation for chamber music.
He was musically inspired by artists like Menahem Pressler (Trio Beaux Arts, New York), Alfonso Montecino (Bloomington, Indiana), Karl-Heinz Kämmerling (Hanover, Germany), Sergiu Celibidache (Munich, Germany), and Rosalyn Tureck (New York).
José Gallardo received numerous national and international awards, such as: In 1990, he won the first prize at the Westphalian Music Festival in Hamm, Germany. In 1991, he was given the "Johannes Gutenberg" award by the University of Mainz, Germany. In 1992, he won the first prize at the international Piano Contest in Cantù, Como, Italy. Together with cellist Ms. Sung Hyun-Jun he won the first prize and the prize of the international press jury in Trapani, Italy, in 1995.
Invitations to numerous musical festivals, such as:
Festival of Chamber Music in Lockenhaus, Germany
Festival of Asiago, Italy
"Music of the World" Festival in Pforzheim, Germany
Cello Festival in Kronberg, Germany
Castle Festival in Zwingenberg, Germany
Days of Culture in Appenau, Germany
"Sandstone and Music" in Dresden, Germany
Ludwigsburg Castle Festival, Germany
Rheingau Musical Festival, Germany
Concerts in Europe, Asia, Israel, Oceania, and South America.
Chamber musical cooperations with Alberto Lysy, permanent partner of the Israeli percussionist Chen Zimbalista and Linus Roth, Natascha Korsakova, Friedemann Eichhorn, Sung Hyun-Jung, Julius Berger, Martin Dobner et al.
He gives concerts in domestic music halls and abroad, amongst these are the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Musikhalle Hamburg, the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, the Teatro della Pergola Florence and the Wigmore Hall in London. In 2005, several concerts will be arranged in New York and Chicago. Further, CD recordings are planned, amongst others in collaboration with Linus Roth for EMI Classics.
BELA KOVACSHomage à R. Strauss
BRAHMSWie Melodien zieht es mir (Arranged for clarinet and piano)
SCHUBERTArpeggione Sonata (Arranged for clarinet and piano)
BEETHOVEN Variations on Mozart's La ci darem (Don Giovanni)