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Michael Papierniak

Michael Papierniak

Orchestra Member

Year Joined
Most memorable performance with the ESO

As a brass player, the concert when Adolph Herseth played the Hummel Trumpet concerto with the orchestra.

Favorite ESO soloist

Frank Miller, when he played Schelomo by Ernest Bloch with the orchestra in 1979 – a fantastic musician.

Why I like playing with the ESO

It is a joy to come together and make music with the amazing and diverse community members of the ESO.  They all have a common bond of making great music together.

Favorite composer or piece

Richard Strauss, also Wagner, Bruckner and Mahler to name only a few

When I’m not playing with the ESO, I’m…

My one-year-old grandson has added a new chapter to my life.  Traveling to Austria for concerts and opera. Also playing my Vienna horn with Vienna Philharmonic friend and other Vienna Horn Society members after hiking in the mountains around Salzburg.

Something most people don’t know about me

I took ballroom dancing lessons so I could waltz to the left at the Vienna Philharmonic Ball.   

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