The Passionate Six

Six different young musicians who had the same idea about creativing music with passion.

 

That was their motivation to create something different, something new, something that everyone would like.

 

Their passion is music and they want to share it with the world.

 

  • Robert Olah, Violin
  • László Rácz, Piano 
  • David Kropfitsch, Violin
  • Kristian Olah, Cello
  • Emir Radisevic, Clarinet
  • Ernő Rácz, Double Bass

 

 


Members of The Passionate Six

Robert Olah  born in 1986 in Dunajska Streda (Slovakia). 1992 First violin lessons at music school Dunajska Streda.

 

1995-2001 Extraordinary studies in the class Prof. Michalica at Conservatory Bratislava. 2001-2003 Extraordinary studies in the class of Prof. Frischenschlager at the Music University of Vienna. From 2003-2005 he studied in the class of Prof. Frischenschlager at the Music University of Vienna. From 2005-2011 he continued his studies in the class of Prof. Kamilarov at the Music University of Vienna. Chamber music studies 2009-2011 with Prof.Johannes Meissl. 

 

Multiple winner of competitions in his home country and abroad. Solo concert activity, among others, with the "Rundfunk Orchester Bratislava", "Slovak Philharmonic", "Slovak Chamber Orchestra". 

 

Master classes, orchestra- and chamber music activity ... Since September 2011 permanent employment as 1st violin tutti at the "Stadttheater Klagenfurt".

Rácz László belongs to the 9th generation of a famous Hungarian musical family. He was born in Aruba in 1994. László started learning piano at the age of 9. From 2006 to 2010 he learned from Nagy Gabor and Livia Kelemen. In 2008 he won the Bela Bartok Competition in Budapest. When he was 14, he played for Sophia Rachlin, who introduced him to Michaela Ursuleasa. Mihaela Ursuleasahas become a good friend and mentor of László in the following years. In 2010 he joined Michaela Ursuleasa's class at the Music and Art University of Vienna. After her tragic fatal accident László continued his work with Klaus Sticken.

 

In 2014 László began his bachelor studies in the class of Thomas Kreuzberger. In addition to the classical style László is also familiar with other styles of music. He has won Yehudi Menuhin's "Live Music Now" award, proving that he belongs to one of the most talented young people of his generation.

 

As a soloist László has already played concerts in Salerno, Rome, Naples, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Lindau, Langenargen, Enschede, St Christoph am Alberg and more other countrys. 

 

He had Masterclasses with Krassimira Jordan, Michaela Ursuleasa, Aquilles de ja Vigne, Tomás Vásáry, Gábor Nagy.

David Kropfitsch, born in 1997, received his first violin lessons from Prof. Eugenia Polatschek at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He completed the preparatory course with Prof. Anton Sorokow. Since September 2015 he has been a full-time Bachelor of Arts in violin studies at the Music and Art University of Vienna. The first part of his studies he completed in the class of Prof. Nicolas Koeckert, after leaving the Music and Art Private University, he studied since September 2017 with Prof. Florian Zwieauer.

 

As part of his education David Kropfitsch attended masterclasses with Nicolas Koeckert, Anton Sorokow, Klaus Maetzl, Julian Rachlin, Igor Ozim and others. David is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions and performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral member in Germany and abroad.

 

As a soloist, he played, among others, the opening concert of the international conference "La Ciudad de Las Ideas" in Mexico, the world premiere of his father's violin concerto under the direction of Johannes Wildner, as well as further world premieres of works by Johannes Kropfitsch and Rainer Bischof. As a chamber musician he is regularly a member of the ensemble at concerts of the Jess-Trio-Wien at the Mozartsaal of the Vienna Konzerthaus as well as the cultural summer Semmering.


Kristian Olah was born in 1989 in Slovakia. He started playing the cello at the age of 8, first studying at the State Music School with M. Prochazkova. Afterwards he graduated from the Conservatory of the City of Vienna, where he graduated with honors with Prof. Georg Baich.

 

Further valuable impulses came from classes and masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Csaba Onczai, Ventseslav Nikolov, Martin Hornstein, Alexander Gebert, Christoph Stradner and Bruno Weinmeister. He participated in various competitions as well as: Prima la Musika in Vienna, 1st prize;  International Competition in Liezen, 2nd prize; International Competition A. Procházku, 2nd prize.

Emir Radisevic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, He started playing the clarinet at the age of 12. He started his basic musical education already in elementary school and continued it in a music high school under the direction of professors such as Ceric Zlatan and Dzenan Jusufovic.

 

During his musical education he achieved significant results in national competitions in Bosnia, as well as abroad. The training in this area was later pursued at the conservatory in Vienna and later also at the University of Graz with Prof. Wolfgang Klinser (Solo Clarinet - Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg).

 

In addition, he completed master classes alongside renowned artists such as Paul Meyer, Sabine Meyer, Mate Bekavac, Wenzel Fuchs and Charles Neidich. Among others, he performed alongside exceptional musicians and in the midst of breathtaking orchestras: Orchestra Mobile Europe, Austrolatin Orchestra, GK Film Orchestra, Etno Orchestra BalsiKa, Jena Philharmonic, Cosmos Chamber Orchestra (USA / Austria), Moritzburg Festival Orchestra with Maestro Josep Caballé Domenech, New VIS Orchestra, Sanel Redzic, Bosko Jovic, Wiener Tschuschenkapelle, Alp Bora Quartet etc. Emirs TV and radio presence began at a very early age.

 

Emir Radisevic began a major career as a soloist, chamber musician in both classic and "crossover" field. The synergetic blend of natural talent and hard training perfectly blends the spirit of folk music with the discipline of classical music. Radisevic is also an improviser and artist  Bosnian, Balkan and Gipsy music.

Ernő Rácz has been solo double bass player with the Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich since 2013; in the three years prior to this (2010-2013) he was engaged as solo double bass player with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Vienna (Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra). He took his first lessons in double bass at the age of 13 at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest, completing his studies four years later with distinction. His musical career in Vienna began as double bass player in the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra); through working with this orchestra and on account of Vienna ́s musical and artistic diversity he decided to make his career in music in Vienna.

 

He then studied at Vienna University of Music and the Performing Arts under Prof. Alois Posch, moving four years later to the Conservatory of Vienna Private University (today: Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna) where he studied with Professor Ernst Weissensteiner. Parallel to his studies he worked as a substitute with the Vienna Philharmonic from 2008, at the same time he was engaged as a orchestra academist at the ORF Radio-Symphoneorchester Vienna.

 

In 2017, his first CD ”Viaggio nel tempo” (Time travel) was released by Gramola with works by Eccles, Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Koussevitzky, Montag, Piazzola and Kurtag. The world-famous Japanese conductor Yutaka Sado wrote the following words about the CD:

 

"As music director of Tonkünstler Orchestra, I am so proud of making an sharing music with him. The sound of his contrabass shakes our heart quiety, because it is sincere to both music an people. Listening to his recording is a moment of ultimate joy and happiness."

 

Ernő is also a passionate chamber musician. In the previous years, he performed with the famous opera singer Ryan Speedo Green and the pianist Thomas Lausmann in the Glass Hall in the Wiener Musikverein. In 2016 he was invited as a lecturer for the Jugendsinfonieorchester Niederöster-reich and also as a member of the jury for the Austrian music competition “Prima la musica” in 2018.