Sylvie Altenburger | viola
After completing her studies in the National Superior Conservatory of Music of Paris in viola
and chamber music, Sylvie Altenburger became a soloist in the Ensemble Intercontemporain
in Paris under the direction of Pierre Boulez from 1980 to 1983.
In 1981 she founded the TRIO DES LYRES with Chrichan Larson and Anna Lindal, a string trio
devoted to contemporary music and classical repertoire on historical instruments.
Sylvie Altenburger is a founding member of the RUBIN QUARTET with Irmgard Zavelberg,
Tinta Schmid von Altenstadt and
Ulrike Zavelberg, which was honored in 1996 in the
international competition of Evian for the best Mozart interpretation.
Her discography includes recordings such as "C'est un jardin secret, ma soeur, ma fiancée…"
of Tristan Murail for solo viola, "Ikhoor" of Iannis Xenakis for string trio and the complete
Bartok quartets among others.
In 2002 Sylvie Altenburger joined the faculty of the University of Music Freiburg in Germany
where she is professor of viola and chamber music.
In 2014 Sylvie Altenburger joined the Ensemble Aventure, based in Freiburg and devoted to