Stefan Kropfitsch started his cello learning with Prof. Tobias Kühne, grandstudent of André Navarra.
1st prize at the age of twelve, Dr. Karl Bohm Prize of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Study of violoncello to the unanimous diploma with distinction at the Vienna Academy of Music .
Postgraduate studies with Prof. Wolfgang Herzer ( solo cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic ) complement the artistic experience .
It starts an international career with the Jess- Trio -Wien and in parallel as a soloist. In almost all music centers Stefan Kropfitsch is a guest.
The cellist solo career is sometimes inseparable from that of the Jess- Trio - Vienna , because the trio in its program design calls for a variety of solo work . So ( solo to quintet ) will be in concert in the trio 's own series at the Vienna Konzerthaus in all occupations.
Vienna ( Konzerthaus , own cycle in the Mozart Hall annually to six concerts ) , Musikverein, Vienna Society of Friends of Music , Vienna Festival , Jeunesse , Klangbogen , Salzburg ( Mozarteum )
Milan (Teatro Piccolo) , Basel ( Casineum ) , Barcelona ( Palau de Musica ), London ( Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room ) , New York ( Carnegie Hall ), Warsaw ( P hilharmonie , Jerusalem ( Rebecca Crown Hall ), Hamburg ( Music Hall ) Graz ( Stefanien hall ), Linz ( Bruckner House )
Palermo (Teatro Golden ) , Zurich ( Tonhalle ), Hamburg ( Music Hall ), Berlin ( Philharmonie ), etc.
Concerts at many festivals such as the Vienna Festival , International Music Festival in Lucerne , Bregenz Festival , Carinthian Summer , Vienna modern, Ljubljana Festival, Bath Festival, Schnittke days in Bruckner House ( Mastering the cello sonata and the piano trio with Schnittke himself and subsequent performance at the Bruckner House ), International Haydn Festival Eisenstadt , Copenhagen Summer Festival, art spaces Miirzzuschlag etc.
Great deal of attention the recording of the Dvorak Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky 's Rococo Variations in the James Bond film " The Living Daylights " ( kiss of death ) .
Numerous solo appearances with the following orchestras :
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra , Lucerne Festival Strings , Orchestra of the Southwest German Radio Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra , Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra , NE - Musicians , Vienna Soloists , Collegium Musicum Basel, Josef Suk Chamber Orchestra, Symphonia Amadei Basel, Oakridge Symphony Orchestra , Rome Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, RSO Prague, Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra and others .
As a permanent guest of the Vienna Konzerthaus Since 1993 design your own cycle in the Mozart Hall as cellist of the Jess- Trio -Wien .
Numerous CDs at the company EMI and Rondo and Gramola with the trio and as a soloist.
By dedications of many works of modern composers active employment with contemporary music.
Cooperation with well-known composers such as Herbert Willi , Alfred Schnittke,
Rainer Bischof , Heinrich Gattermayer , Thomas Daniel Schlee , Meinhard Rüdenauer , Gerold Heitz, Carlo de Incontrera inter alia m. and first performances of those works .
Activity as a juror in numerous national and international competitions.
The cellist Stefan Kropfitsch was 2006 Univ. Professor appointed at the Vienna University of Music for Concert violoncello . The care outstanding cello talent in his own class at the University is adjacent to the international career currently the most pressing concern . The students gain both numerous competitions and auditions with prominent orchestras.
Since 2006 Head of the Institute for Strings and other stringed instruments of the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts.