New York born Peter Matzka, concert master of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, studied at the Eastman School of Music and at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. In 1983 he entered Sándor Végh’s master class on a scholarship and joined the Wiener Streichsextett. Besides Sándor Végh, his teachers also included Sylvia Rosenberg, Donald Weilerstein and others. He studied chamber music with members of the Cleveland, Juilliard and Tokyo quartets.
He has won prizes at several international competitions, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, including the ARD Munich Competition, Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and the Naumburg Competition in New York.
Peter Matzka’s passion for chamber music has led to frequent performances with various ensembles in Austria and elsewhere. He was a member of the Wiener Streichsextett from 1983 to 2004 and a founding member of the Chester Quartet. From 1980 to 1983 he was a professor at the Indiana University and from 1993 to 1998 professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Cologne. In 1988, he began teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where he still holds the post of Senior Lecturer in Chamber Music.