Franz Scherzer

First Oboe

Franz Scherzer studied at the Mozarteum Salzburg under Prof. Jensen and was a multiple awardee of “Jugend musiziert”…

He played at the Jeunesse Orchestra Linz and the Camerata Salzburg, is a member of the Johann Strauss Ensembles, the Salzburger Residenz-Solisten and the Salzburg-Chamber-Solists. He follows his passion for  old and new chambermusic as original member of the Ensemble Octogon and the Oktavian Ensemble, the wind quintet Pablo and Linzer Klaviertrio (oboe, cello, piano).

By playing soloconcerts at domestic and foreign music festivals with the  Bruckner Orchester Linz, the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, the Salzburg-Chamber-Solists, the Salzburger Kammerochesterand the Ensemble Actuell (under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst) he traveled amongst others to Italy, France, Spain, Bulgaria, Japan and Germany.

Franz Scherzer is a member of the jury of the austrian music competitions „Prima la Musica“ and „Gradus ad Parnassum“. In 1998 of the 18. International Chambermusic Competition in Trapani.


Martin Kleinecke

Second Oboe

Martin Kleinecke played the violin for eight years before switching to the oboe in 1981…

He studied under Georg Meerwein, Willy Schnell and Klaus Becker.

From 1992 to 1996 he was oboist at the Mitteldeutsches Landestheater Wittenberg.

Since 1996 he is a member of the Johann Strauß Ensemble.


Prof. Günther Gradischnig

First Clarinet

Started studying at the Konservatorium in Klagenfurt.

Studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien…

under Prof. Peter Schmidl (Soloist-Clar. Wiener Philharmoniker).

1988 final examination with distinction.

Awardee at „Jugend musiziert“ and „Internationalen Rundfunkwettbewerb Concertino Praha“.

Solist and chamber musician at festivals in Austria (Brucknerfest Linz, Oberösterreichische Stiftskonzerte, Carinthischer Sommer, Steirischer Herbst, Wien Modern) and at tours in Europe, Asia, America and Australia.

Multiple radio and cd recordings  with ensembles like the  Johann Strauß Ensemble, the Oktavian Ensemble, the Österreichischen Kammersymphonikern and the Ensemble Corso Wien (consisting of members from the Wiener Philharmoniker).

In January 2006 he was the Soloist of a  Mozartconcert at a tour through Japan with the Ensemble Corso Wien.

Founding member and head of the Oktavian Ensemble.

Gernot Fresacher

Second Clarinet

Gernot Fresacher studied at the  Landeskonservatorium under Prof. Franz Rieger

and at the Musikhochschule Wien under Prof. Peter Schmidl (final examination with distinction)…

Since 1989 he is a lecturer for clarinets and the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität.

He received multiple invitations to important musicfestivals in Austria with ensembles like the „Gustav-Mahler-Streichquartett“ and the „Tassilo-Streichquartett“ (Int. Brucknerfest Linz, Carinthischer Sommer or OÖ Stiftskonzerten).

His performance as a soloist didn’t just lead him to famous concert halls like theWiener Konzerthaus or the Linzer Brucknerhaus, but also to many different countries all over Europe.

Together with Werner Karlinger, harpist of the Bruckner Orchesters Linz, the duo „Fresacher – Karlinger“ (clarinet & harp). This was the beginning of numerous performances in Austria(Linzer Serenadenkonzerte, Int. Musikwochen Millstatt, Schwazer Serenadenkonzerte or at the Liechtensteinmuseum in Vienna) and all over the world like New York and Washington (2009), Paris, Buenos Aires, Prague, Copenhagen, Bratislava, Warsaw, Peru (2011), Iran, nach Syria, Germany, Portugal, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania and multiple times in Poland.

Gernot Fresacher also has a big interest in contemporary music, which shows through  collaborations with austrian composers like Balduin Sulzer, F.X. Frenzel, Franz Zebinger or Georg Aschner-Arányi.


Johannes Platzer

First Bassoon

Born in Vienna and did his school leaving examination at the Wiener Musikgymnasium At the same time he was a member of the viennese Jeunesse Orchesters and…

started his career at orchestras at the Wiener Volksoper and Staatsoper, as well as the Wiener Philharmoniker.

He started his studies in 1983 at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien under Prof. Dietmar Zema. Final examination with distinction in 1992.

From 1990 to 1994 he was a member of the Bühnenorchester der Österreichischen Bundestheater and the Salzburger Festspiele.

After a year as a  bassoonist of the Gardebataillons Wien he became a member of the Neue Wiener Bläserquintetts and the Österreichischen Kammersymphoniker.

Also he is a soloist and chambermusician at festivals in Austria and other countries in Europe, Japan and America.

Clemens Wöss

Second Bassoon

Born in Upper Austria.

First Bassoon lessons with the age of  15 at the Musikschule Bad Leonfelden…

Studies at the Mozarteum Salzburg and at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien under Prof. Richard Galler. From 2004 to 2007 member of the Kärntner Sinfonieorchester and  orchestra musician at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt. Since 2007 engagement at the Bruckner Orchester Linz.


Robert Schnepps

First Horn

Studies at the Mozarteum Salzburg under Prof. Josef Mayr

Diploma with distinction…

Constant member at the Camerata Academica Salzburg.

Chamber musician at festivals in Austria and other countries in Europe and other pedagogical activities.

Walter Pauzenberger

Second Horn

First Horn lessons 1981 under Christian Heitz at the LMS Neuhofen/Krems…

1984-1992 Studies French horn and IGP under Prof. Josef Mayr at the Mozarteum Salzburg.

Since 1997 member of the Johann Strauß Ensemble.