Johannes Meissl, born in Ried/Austria, studied at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with W. Schneiderhan, G. Hetzel, and H. Beyerle. 1982 he joined the Artis Quartet, soon achieving an international career. Awards for over 40 recordings (Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d’Or, Echo, Midem Classics, etc.) and the “Artis Series” at the Musikverein in Vienna (since 1988) bear witness to its international standing. Meissl also performs in solo recitals, and he also has achieved success as a conductor.
Professor of chamber music at mdw, he has been Vice Rector there since October 2019. Prior to this, he headed the Joseph Haydn Department of Chamber Music and served as president of the Senate at mdw. Meissl is artistic director of isa – International Summer Academy of mdw and artistic director of ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy), and he gives master classes worldwide. Many of his students won first prizes at leading competitions and succeeded in establishing sustainable careers.