de Menezes Galante Auner
Barbara de Menezes Galante was born in 1990 in Sao Paulo, Brazil into a family of musicians. As a result, she came into contact with classical music at a very early age and began her first lessons with Adriana Schinacariol and Elisa Fukuda at the age of six. At the invitation of Prof. Lavard Skou-Larsen, she came to Austria in 2009 and began her bachelor's degree at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Until 2019 she studied at the Music University Vienna, first with Prof. Anton Sorokow, concertmaster of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and from 2015 with Prof. Eduard Zienkowski, with whom she completed her university education as a Magistra artium. Master classes and additional studies with Schmuel Ashkenazy, Glenn Dicterow, Mauro Loguercio, Igor Ozim, Pavel Vernikov, Christian Altenburger, Naidin Igor (Borodin Quartet) and Michael Frischenschlager complete her musical education.
Chamber music has always been an important part of Barbara's musical career; In the year she moved to Austria, she became a member of the international chamber ensemble "Salzburg Chamber Soloists". As a member of this ensemble, Barbara has already toured in Brazil, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the USA.
From 2012 Barbara Galante was concert master of the "Philharmonie Salzburg". She is also a member of the Ossiach Orchestra Academy at the invitation of the Vienna Philharmonic.+
In 2014 Barbara won the Prêmio Eleazar de Carvalho, the largest prize awarded in Brazil for classical musicians, and has since performed regularly as a soloist, e.g. in Sao Paulo with the Orquestra Héliopolis or the Orquestra Sínfonica do Festival de Inverno Campos do Jordão. She worked with conductors like Isaac Karabtchevsky and Marin Alsop, among others.
Together with the Viennese violinist Daniel Auner, she founded the “Duo Mozartiano” in 2011, with whom she has already been a guest in Austria, Italy, Brazil, Peru and Malta, Canada, the USA, China and Turkey. In 2013 she founded the Auner Quartet in Vienna, and since then she has been traveling along with Daniel Auner in this string quartet. Many of these concerts take place under the patronage of the Austrian culture abroad and mostly take place in the Austrian embassies and cultural forums.
Barbara de Menezes Galante plays a violin by Johann Christoph Leidolff, Vienna 1749, which was restored by the Viennese violin maker Hermann Löschberger in 2013.