Hanna Weinmeister was born in Salzburg and graduated through the Mozarteum in Salzburg whilst still at
school. Later, she went to the Musikhochschule in Vienna/Gerhard Schulz and then participated in Zakhar
Bron`s masterclass in Lübeck. She is laureate of numerous international competitions, inter alia the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg (1991), the Concours International Jacques Thibaud (1994) and
the International Parkhouse Award in London. While working as first concert master at the Opernhaus Zürich,
she gives concerts as a soloist and chamber musician with violin and viola. Hanna Weinmeister played
as a soloist with Munich and Berlin Philharmonic, SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg,
Mozarteum Orchestra, Bruckner Orchestra Linz and Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the batons of
Franz Welser-Möst, Eliah Inbal and Michael Gielen. Partners in chamber music were, e.g., Heinrich Schiff,
Leonidas Kavakos, Heinz Holliger, Gidon Kremer, Alexander Lonquich, Alexei Lubimov and Benjamin Schmid.
Since 1998, she is first concert master at the Opera Zurich Orchestra. Furthermore, she taught at the Conservatory in Bern from 2000 to 2004. Hanna Weinmeister plays a viola by Peter Greiner.