Steude Quartet



Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra founded the Steude Quartet therewith continuing a long tradition of string quartets formed solely of musicians from this famous Austrian orchestra. The interaction of intensive orchestra-playing (the repertoire ranging from more than sixty operas and all standard symphonic pieces to contemporary music) and chamber music playing proves to be advantageous to both. Starting with the classic-romantic repertoire the Steude Quartet gradually extends their field of work also to contemporary music and even world-premieres. The four musicians frequently invite guests to join in and perform quintets, sextets and other formations of chamber music – a treat to both themselves and their regular audiences.

Apart from touring in Austria and worldwide the Steude Quartet also enjoys recording their  work for CD-productions (LEGARE).

Volkhard  Steude

born 1971, since 1994 leader of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the "Wiener Staatsoper" orchestra, since 2001 primarius of the "Wiener Virtuosen"

Studied with Werner Scholz in Berlin and Alfred Staar in Vienna.

Many activities as chamber musician and soloist in Austria and abroad.

 He plays an Antonius Stradivarius violin (Cremona 1714, „ex Smith - Querson“), made available by the "Österr. Nationalbank".


Holger  Groh 

born 1976, violinist since 2009 with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, since 2006 with the "Wiener Staatsoper" orchestra.

Leader of the Graz Symphony Orchestra from 2000 till 2006 and artistic director from 2004 till 2008.

Studies with Franz Diethard, Alfred Staar, Rainer Küchl and Tibor Varga.

Many activities as soloist and chamber musician, since 2009 member of the " Wiener Virtuosen".



Elmar  Landerer

born 1974, since 1996 plays the viola with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the "Wiener Staatsoper" orchestra.

 Studied with Vladislav Markovic and Michael Schnitzler the violin, with Peter Ochsenhofer the viola.



Wolfgang  Härtel

born 1975, since 2000 cellist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the "Wiener Staatsoper" orchestra, until 2000 solo cellist with the "Wiener Volksoper" orchestra.

Studied with Hildgund Posch in Graz and Wolfgang Herzer in Vienna, where he finished his studies with summa cum laude.