Norbert Brainin Biography
Norbert Brainin, OBE was a violinist born in Vienna Austria On March 12, 1923. He passed away in London united kingdom on 12 April 2005 cause of death cancer at age of 82 years old.
He was a member and leader of Amadeus Quartet, one of the world’s most highly regarded string quartets. he moved to London to have lessons with the violin strict teacher.
Norbert Brainin Profile Overview
Full name: Norbert Brainin
Date of birth: 12 March 1923
Place of birth: Vienna Austria
Date of death: 10 April 2005
Aged: 86 years
Place of death: London United kingdom
Occupation: Musical instrumentalist
Education: University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Music group: Amadeus Quartet (1987-1947)
Family: Katinka Kottow, Ann Norbert
Albums: Ludwig van Beethoven – Complete Violin
Norbert Brainin Early Life And Career
Brainin was born in Vienna Austria in 1923. He is a Jewish born. He lost his parents As a child in Vienna, Brainin received a quarter-sized violin for his seventh birthday, a gift inspired by 13-year-old Yehudi Menuhin’s early life in Vienna.
Brainin had an immediate connection to the instrument, and he never considered a career other than that of the violin. Among his teachers were Riccardo Odnoposoff (conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra), Salomon Auber and Rosa Hochmann-Rosenfeld, who succeeded in instilling their love of chamber music in Brainin and introducing them to Norbert.
Norbert got married to Katinka Kottow and he has a daughter Ann Norbert.
The group of 4 debuted as the Brainin Quartet in 1947; it changed its name to Amadeus the following year. Mr. Brainin made his solo debut in 1948 in Beethoven’s Concerto with the London Philharmonic; but chamber music soon became his main focus, although he and Schidlof often performed together as soloists in Mozart’s Sinfonia concerts.
The group quickly became famous and widely recorded, including versions of Schubert’s ‘Trout’ quintet with Emil Gilels and Clifford Curzon, and cycles by Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven.
Norbert Brainin Death
Brianin died on 10 April 2005 in London cause of death was cancer