Stefan Arzberger received his first violin lessons at the age of four at the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Zwickau.
In 1989 he began his studies in Leipzig with Prof. Klaus Hertel and was engaged by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1992, most recently as concertmaster. Until joining the Leipzig String Quartet in 2007, he worked in the orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival and as guest concertmaster of major European cultural orchestras. Stefan has been a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra since 2003.
He won numerous prizes and awards at national and international competitions and was the recipient of the first Gewandhaus scholarship.
In addition to playing in the quartet, Stefan Arzberger has taught and continues to teach at conservatories in Leipzig, Nuremberg, Tokyo, Mannheim and most recently as professor of violin and early music education in Regensburg. Besides music, diving and flying are further passions.
Stefan Arzberger plays on an instrument by Domenico Montagnana, Venice ca. 1746.