Lorenz Karls


Lorenz Karls was born in Vienna in 2001 into an Austrian-Swedish family. He began playing the violin at age four through the suzuki method. Since 2016, Lorenz Karls is a student at Mozarteum University Salzburg. After completing the pre-college program, he now pursues his bachelor’s degrees with Professor Benjamin Schmid. Additionally, he attended masterclasses with prestigious artists like Maxim Vengerov, Julia Fischer, and Vadim Repin.

Lorenz Karls has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions. In 2015, he received the first prize both at the Grumiaux International Competition and at the Kocian international Competition. In 2017, he won the first prize at Ilona Feher competition, and second prize at the International Telemann Violin Competition. In 2019 he won the first prize at Antonio Vivaldi international Competition and second prize at Andrea Postacchini Competition. In 2020, he received the third prize at the International Mozart Competition as well as at the Khachaturian international Competition.


Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata for solo violin, op. 27 No. 6

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for solo violin in G minor, BWV 1001

On stage: 28.09.2021, 10:30 a.m.



Franz Schubert: Rondo in B minor, D 895

Alberto Ginastera: Pampeana No. 1, op. 16

On stage: 30.09.2021, 5:35 p.m.

Accompanied by Miki Aoki.



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Concert for violin and orchestra in D major, KV 218

Béla Bartók: Divertimento, Sz 113

On stage: 04.10.2021, 6:30 p.m.


Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for solo violin in E major, BWV 1006 – III. Gavotte en Rondeau

Lera Auerabach: Par.ti.ta

Joseph Haydn: String quartet movement

Bo Linde: Dance Fantasy, op. 7

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in D minor, op. 108

Fritz Kreisler: Caprice Viennois, op. 2

On stage: 06.10.2021, 4:15 p.m.



Manfred Trojahn: To be played in the garden

Johannes Brahms: Concert for violin and orchestra in D major, op. 77