Josef Semeleder

Mag. of Art.  Josef Wilhelm Semeleder

Trained by Prof. Josef Niederhammer and Mag. Werner Fleischmann 

Solistic Appearances

with the  Anton of Webern Orchestra, the Franz-Schmidt Chamber Orchestra in Austria and Egypt, the Orchestra of the Franz-Schmidt Music School and olso as actor with the one-act monologue “Der Kontrabass” from Patrick Süskind.

Chambermusical Activities

with the String Inpirations Quintet, the Atout Octet, the Chamber Orchestra Stuttgart, the Trio Marc Chagal, the Eos Quartet, the Coburg Quartet and the ensemble of the Franz-Schmidt Musical School.

Orchestra Activities

SWR-RSO Stuttgart, The Vienna  Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera, Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, Munich Philharmonics, Vienna Volksoper, Vienna Tonkünstler, Bruckner Orchestra  Linz, United Stages of Vienna, Ambassarde Orchestra, Ensamble Vienna Sound, Symphonietta Baden, Vienna Jeunesse Orchestra, Franz-Schmidt Chamberorchestra, UNIQA Young Philharmonics and the Swiss Orchestra Frohnleiten.

Detailed Biography

Josef Wilhelm Semeleder was born on 30. 06. 1984 in Vienna as the youngest of six children.

1990 – 1995

Cello education with Doris Lücking at the Franz Schmidt School of Music in Perchtoldsdorf.

1991 – 1993

Member of the Wienerwald Sängerknaben.

1994 – 2002

School of Music Neustiftgasse in Vienna.

1995 – 1998

Private bass education and first student of Mag. Werner Fleischmann  (Vienna Symphonics).


Ranked first in the lower Austrian state competition “Prima la musica” then second place in the Austrian contest “Prima la musica”. Ranked third at the international Musiccontest in Stresa (Italy).

Preparation class at the university for music and fine arts in Vienna with Mag. Werner Fleischmann and Prof. Mag. Josef Niederhammer.


First place at the lower austrian state competition, then second place at the Austrian contest “Prima la musica”, Special-Price from the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra. Mastertraining with Prof. Johannes Auersperg. Substitute to the Vienna State Opera and the Bruckner-Orchestra Linz. Working with the Music Theatre Schönbrunn, Stubstitute to the Symphonic Orchestra of the Vienna Public Opera.

2000 – 2012

University for Music and Performing Arts with Prof. Mag. Josef Niederhammer


                Master course with Prof. Johannes Auersperg


International Mastertraining with Zoran Marković and Alberto Bucini.

2006 – 2007

Academist at the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna. Successful 1. Diploma Examination at the University for Music and Performing Arts.

2007 – 2009

Tutti player  with the Vienna Stateorchestra Orchestra – Vienna Philharmonics.


Training with Norbert Duka

since 2010

Tutti player with the SWR-RSO Stuttgart


Last Training with  Prof. Mag. Josef Niederhammer, Mag. Werner Fleischmann and Prof. Alois Posch and successful final examination concert.
Study of “Magister of arts” (Austria) passed with honors.

                   Private speaking and acting lessions with Barbara Angermaier, Viktor Kautsch and Michael Speer.


Premiere of the one-act monologue “Der Kontrabass” from Patrick Süskind at the Hotel Panhans in the festival “ Festspielen am Semmering”.

       since 2013

Josef Semeleder preforms solo on the doublebass and olso as an actor with the work “Der Kontrabass” from Patrick Süskind in Vienna and Stuttgart.