Benedict Ziervogel

Born in Vienna, Benedict Ziervogel took his first double bass lessons at age 16 at the conservatory in Kärnten, Austria. After highschool, he fully enrolled there, studying double bass, composition and conducting.

He then pursued studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (studying double bass with Johannes Auersperg and Violone/Viola da gamba with Lorenz Duftschmid) as well as at the Zurich University of the Arts with Prof. Duncan McTier (double bass). After graduating with distiction, he held positions at the Vienna Volksoper, the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, and was principal double bass player in the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa/Japan and the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn.

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