Erich Höbarth was born in Vienna in 1956. He studied with Franz Samohyl and Sandor Végh. Member of the Végh-Quartet; assistent at his master classes. He was 1st concertmaster of the Vienna Symphony from 1980-1987; concertmaster and soloist with the Concentus Musicus Wien under Nikolaus Harnoncourt. 1979-2004 member of the Vienna String Sextet, since 1987 he has been a member of the Quatour Mosaïques. Erich Höbarth appears frequently as a soloist with the Camerata Academica of Salzburg, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Chapelle Royale of Paris, the Baltic Philharmonia, RSO Vienna, the Vienna Symphony and many others.