Felix Korinth studied at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with Gerhard Riedel. A passionate chamber musician, he regularly performs in various ensembles. As an academy representative, Felix Korinth supervises the scholarship holders at the Kurt Sanderling Academy of the Konzerthaus Orchestra.
Discovering and getting to know music and composers that are still unknown to me, performing works that have never been played before and reinterpreting well-known pieces by various soloists and conductors. But what gives me the most pleasure is being able to experience all this in the company of friends and colleagues in this beautiful concert hall – and all because I play the viola.
I would love to be a fireman. However, we often accompany pianists in concert and I almost always tell myself that I will practise the piano more in my next life so that I can perform as a pianist. Maybe then I would also want to become a conductor and composer.
Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with Iván Fischer as designated principal conductor. It was so liberating and moving to play under his baton – knowing that he would soon be our boss. With him, it is as if he gathers the orchestra musicians’ and his own aspirations in the precise moment of music-making, bundles them and makes them come true. That is unique.