Elina Vähälä, has been appointed Professor of Violin at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She will start in October 2019.
She said: ‘Vienna is the centre for classical music, the greatest geniuses of the history of music have lived and left lasting legacies. It is hugely inspiring to be able to work in such environment and in an institute of such high reputation. To me it’s personally important, that the University went out of their way to appoint a performing artist with an active international career.’
It’s a cool appointment, a breach with Viennese nepotism.