Nora Romanoff Schwarzberg
Born in New York and raised in Vienna, violist Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg carries on her family’s musical tradition and gave her debut as a soloist at the Konzerthaus Vienna at the age of 11. Among her teachers and mentors were her mother, violinist Dora Schwarzberg, Michael Kugel, Thomas Kakuska and Hatto Beyerle (both members of the Alban Berg Quartett), Yuri Bashmet and Johannes Meissel.
As a soloist she has played impressive ensembles such as the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Zagreb Chamber Orchestra, the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Ion Marin, Alexander Verdernikov, Hobart Earle or Pierre Amoyal.
Among her chamber music partners were outstanding musicians such as Mischa Maisky, Gabriela Montero, Renaud Capuçon, Lilya Zilberstein, Henning Kraggerud, Martha Argerich and Ivry Gitlis.
Nora was involved in the PODIUM Festival Esslingen from its first edition and a guest at the PODIUM Festivals in Iceland and Norway. She is co-founder and artistic director of the PODIUM festival Mödling and curates various outreach projects with the association. The PODIUM festival Mödling was awarded with a prize for the best musical project in the region of lower Austria in 2018.
She is now teaching at the AMP, the International Academy of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.