Christoph Prendl studied harpsichord with Brett Leighton and Viola da Gamba with Claire Pottinger at the Bruckner-Universität Linz in Austria. He continued to study the Viola da Gamba and early string instruments with Paolo Pandolfo and Randall Cook at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where he completed a Master of Arts in 2011. In the same year he was awarded a special prize at the Telemann- competition in Magdeburg (Germany) for the best improvised ornamentation. In 2012 he completed a master degree in music theory. He gave concerts at the „Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik“, at the festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht, at the „Telemann-Festtage Magdeburg“, on the instruments of A. Beurmann’s famous collection of historical harpsichords at the „Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe“ in Hamburg and in the Bach House in Eisenach. He is currently writing a PhD thesis at Würzburg University on austrian music theory in the 17th century. Furthermore, he is teaching music theory at the academy of music in Mannheim and Trossingen (Germany).

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