Daniel Froschauer has been a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra since 1995 and joined the Vienna Philharmonic in 1998. He has performed in both Orchestras as a first violinist, and since 2004 as a section leader. He was elected to a 3-year term as Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic in 2017.
Mr. Froschauer was born in Vienna and began his musical career as a member of the Vienna Boys Choir. His studies on the violin led him to the Julliard School of Music in New York. In 1993, he made his debut in the Brahmssall of the Vienna Musikverein with an evening of sonatas. As a particular distinction, in 1990, he received the Young Artist Award from Musical America in New York and in 1997, was a prize winner at the Concours International Pierre Lantier in Paris. He has appeared as a soloist with, among others, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Japan Philharmonic, the West German Radio Orchestra, the New York Symphonic Ensemble, the Reno Philharmonic, the Northwest German Philharmonie, and the New York Virtuosi Strings Chamber Orchestra.