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Edgar Gredler (Associate Section Leader) Violoncello

In addition to his work as deputy solo cellist in the Münchner Rundfunkorchester the number of his concerts abroad increased.

Published at: 23-8-2008

Edgar Gredler was born in 1946 in Schwaz in the Tirol as the son of a family of musicians. He began his study of the cello at the conservatory in Innsbruck at the early age of nine years. Later he studied at the state conservatory in Munich under Professor Reichardt.

In 1972 he was also awarded the master class diploma at the Munich conservatory and then followed post-graduate studies in Geneva with Pierre Fournier, who was particularly impressed by his pupil's playing.

Concerts in southern Germany and Austria followed very soon after. In addition to his work as deputy solo cellist in the Münchner Rundfunkorchester the number of his concerts abroad increased, for example with the Greek State Orchestra in Athens. Gredler also gave cello recitals in Paris, London, Leeds and Exeter and made recordings for the BBC, ORTF and for West German Radio in Cologne.

In the Haydn year in 1982 he played the D major cello concerto at the "International Festival Banatul" in Romania, which was transmitted live by Romanian television.

In 1983 there followed concert tours to Bulgaria and Italy and in 1984 he was again invited to Romania, this time to play the cello concerto of Lalo. His first record appeared in 1982 with sonatas by Franck and Kodály (solo sonata op. 8).

From 1988 to 1998 Edgar Gredler was the cellist in the "Münchner Streichquartett" with its long tradition of excellence. Since 1989 Gredler has also held a post at the music and drama academy in Munich, teaching the cello itself as well as communicating teaching techniques with regard to the instrument.

In 1996 a CD of performances by Edgar Gredler was issued by Koch International entitled "Nordic Ballad", with works by Christian Sinding, Heise, Berwald and Sibelius (with Klaus Kaufmann, piano). Over the years there have also been many solo performances for Bavarian Radio with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester.


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