Bernhard Hedenborg joined the Vienna State Opera in 2011 and has been a member of the Vienna Philharmonic since 2014. He was re-elected to a 3-year term as Treasurer of the Vienna Philharmonic in 2017.
Born in Salzburg, Mr. Hedenborg started playing the cello at the age of 6. He is a prize winner of many national and international competitions, including a Silver Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians and the winner of the European Music Prize for Young Musicians in Oslo. His solo debut was Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg in 1991, at the age of 12. He has performed with the Cologne Radio Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Costa Rica Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and the Bombay Chamber Orchestra. He made his debut at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein as a soloist with the Radio Bavaria Chamber Music Orchestra. Mr. Hedenborg is also the artistic director of the Kobe Music Festival in Japan. He regularly gives Master Classes in Japan and Europe. His younger brother, Wilfried Hedenborg, plays first violin with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.