ensemble minui

Passion for opera and an infectious enthusiasm for chamber music is behind the innovative and unique vision of the ensemble minui. Living up to the latin meaning of our ensemble name minui, we perform a reduced version of works from the symphonic and operatic repertoire. The pieces are specially arranged by clarinetist Stefan Potzmann for this unique group of five string and four wind players. The process and result of these reductions offers the audience and performer alike a fresh perspective on the works. All members of the ensemble minui have played in Austria's leading orchestras and are currently members of the Kärntner Sinfonie Orchester.

Musicians

Anna Morgoulets, violin
Anna Morgoulets was born in Volgograd, Russia. Upon her family’s relocation to Israel, Anna studied with Elena Mazor in Tel Aviv and from 2007 with Pavel Vernikov in Vienna. During her studies in Israel, Anna performed as a soloist with the Jerusalem Radio Symphony Orchestra and together with Julian Rachlin and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Zubin Mehta. She has garnered orchestral experience with the Vienna Symphony, the Vienna State Opera, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Musiciens du Louvre. She has been invited to international festivals including the Eilat International Chamber Music Festival. Anna Morgoulets was named principal concertmaster of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Since 2019 she is professor or violin at the Gustav Mahler University of Music in Klagenfurt.

Stefan Potzmann, clarinet
Stefan Potzmann, born 1985 in Southern Burgenland, Austria, is the founder and arranger of ensemble minui. Following initial studies with his father Johann, Stefan Potzmann studied with Gerhard Schönfeldinger, Wolfgang Klinser and Johann Hindler in Oberschützen, Graz and Vienna. Stefan began to arrange and adapt musical scores for a variety of chamber music formations at an early age. He has worked regularly as a substitute in leading orchestras in Austria and became a member of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra in 2011. Stefan received significant musical impulses from the Camerata Salzburg, with whom he performed on tours and at national and international music festivals.

Sieglinde Größinger, flute
Salzburg-born Sieglinde Größinger is a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician with a repertoire spanning from the Baroque and Romantic performed on period instruments to contemporary music. She studied flute and transverse flute in Vienna, Graz, Oslo, Amsterdam and Brussels and has since performed with leading period ensembles throughout Europe. She is the co-founder of Ensemble Klingekunst and a long-standing member of the contemporary music ensemble Platypus, where she participated in numerous premiere performances. In 2018, Sieglinde received the Ö1 Pasticcio Prize for her world premiere recording of some of the earliest Viennese flute concertos. She has performed at major music festivals and on tours throughout Europe and Asia as well as Central and South America.

Wilhelm Pflegerl, violoncello
Wilhelm Pflegerl was born in Mallnitz, Austria and began to play the violoncello at the age of eight. Following preparatory studies in Salzburg, Wilhelm completed his solo studies with Wolfgang Herzer and Stefan Kropfitsch in Vienna. He performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Graz Opera Orchestra and is currently solo cellist of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra. Wilhelm Pflegerl has performed as a soloist with the Carinthian Symphony, the Sapporo Symphony, Wiener Orchesterverein, Pro Musica Salzburg, Camerata Carinthia and with the military band of Austria’s mountain troops.

Clemens Böhm, bassoon
Clemens Böhm grew up in Styria and studied bassoon with Johann Benesch, Stephan Turnovsky and Richard Galler in Graz and Vienna. He participated in numerous solo and chamber music masterclasses with Milan Turkovic, Bence Bogany, Stefan Schweigert and Robert Gillinger, among others. Clemens has performed as a substitute in many leading orchestras in Austria and has been a member of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra since 2008. He has toured with numerous ensembles throughout Europe and Asia. More recently he began to perform on period instruments as well and performs regularly with a variety of ensembles. Clemens Böhm teaches bassoon at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt.

Nejc Mikolic, viola
Nejc Mikolic was born in Krop, Slovenia in 1990. He studied with Mile Kosi in Ljubljana and with Hans Peter Ochsenhofer in Vienna. During that time he performed as a soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and was awarded the Prešeren Award. Following his studies, Nejc was solo viola of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as a member of chamber music ensembles at numerous international festivals. Since 2017 Nejc Mikolic is solo viola of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra.

Helmut Rosson, violin
Helmut Rosson was born 1957 in Klagenfurt, Austria. He studied with his father and with Klaus Maetzl in Vienna. During his studies he gathered first orchestral experience with the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra and with the Chamber Orchestra of Lower Austria. He became a member of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in 1981 and was principal second violin of the Orchestra of the Wiener Volksoper from 1983 until 1989 and with the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra since 1989. Helmut Rosson has performed with numerous chamber music ensembles including the Wiener Instrumentalsolisten, the instrumental ensemble of the Carinthian Summer Festival, Ensemble 3+1, Camerata Carinthia and the chamber ensemble of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra. He has toured and performed at numerous venues in Austria and abroad.

Markus Höller, horn
Markus Höller was born in Hallein and studied with Hansjörg Angerer and Radovan Vlatkovic in Salzburg. He became deputy principal horn of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra in 2009. He has played the natural horn, the modern double horn, and the alphorn in performances with the Vienna Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Camerata Salzburg, the Vienna Symphony, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra at concert venues in China and Germany as well as in Salzburg and at the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna. He is also very active as a chamber musician, working with Benjamin Schmid, Ariane Hering, Matthias Schorn, Daniele Damiano, and with the Theophil Ensemble Vienna.

Anna Gruchmann, double bass
Anna Gruchmann was born 1993 in Salzburg. She studied with Anton Schachenhofer in Linz and with Heinrich Braun in Munich and later completed her Master of Music degree in the class of Jan Georg Leser in Vienna. Anna has performed with various orchestras including the Camerata Salzburg and Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Dresden’s Staatskapelle and the Orchestra of the Vienna Philharmonic. Following engagements at the Vienna State Opera, Anna Gruchmann became a member of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra in 2018. Since 2019 she is a member of the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz.