Felix Wilfer was born in Vienna as the son of a family of musicians. Felix received his first piano lessons from his mother. Later Prof. Helene Stadler then accompanied his training.
He began his studies of classical violin with Prof. Eugenia Polatschek at the Conservatoire of the City of Vienna. Further studies with Prof. Boris Kuschnir rounded off his training in Vienna.
In 2000, Felix Wilfer moved to Prof. Arkadij Winokurow at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. At this university, he studied jazz violin with Prof. Andreas Schreiber at the Department of Jazz and Improvised Music. In 2012, he completed his studies at the Private University in Linz with unanimous distinction.
Felix Wilfer has also made a mark on the international stage: he has been awarded two scholarships at the famous Berklee College in the USA. Since 2001, he has held many successful performances with eminent musicians from the fields of classical music and jazz. Concerts with Ton Koopman, Charly Antolini, Bernie Galane, Eugen Friesen, Lee Harper, Benjamin Schmid, Heinz von Hermann, Georg Breinschmid in jazz clubs, at jazz festivals in Austria and abroad, in Vienna’s Musikverein, in Joe Zawinul’s Birdland and at the Salzburg Autumn Jazz Festival have ranked among his most important stations in recent years.
Of late, Felix Wilfer has caused enthusiasm with chamber music concerts in Washington, Boston and Cumberland, accompanied by his father Rudi. They have gained him international recognition.
His many genre-overlapping compositions and arrangements, a fusion of classical music, jazz and pop mirror his creativity and the broad spectrum of his musical development.
Felix’ biography makes one thing evident. Even if musical talent seems to have been placed in his cradle, the development of his gift needed discipline, industry, consistency and endurance finally to reach the level he exhibits today.