Rainer Honeck was born in 1961 in Nenzing, Vorarlberg. He studied violin at the school of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Edith Bertschinger amongst others and later privately with Prof. Alfred Staar. Rainer Honeck joined the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as a first violinist in 1981, advancing to the position of concertmaster in the Opera in 1984 and to that of concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 1992.
Albena Danailova was born in Sofia as the daughter of a violinist and a pianist. At the age of five she began her musical education with Nely Jeleva and Dora Ivanova at the music school and academy in her home city. After graduation from high school, she studied violin performance at the College of Music and Theater in Rostock and in Hamburg with Petru Munteanu.
She finished her degree in 2001, her studies by masterclasses with Ida Haendel, Herman Krebbers and others.
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