was born in Vienna and studied at the University of Music in Vienna with Klaus Maetzl, violin, and Hatto Beyerle, viola, members of the Alban Berg Quartett. He also worked with Max Rostal and William Primrose.
He is a member of the aron quartet, holds the position of the first solo-viola of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and is professor for violin and viola at the University of Music in Vienna. Both as a violonist and a viola player Georg Hamann has been giving master classes in Europe, the USA and Japan and appeared at well known international festivals.
He has recorded numerous CDs with solo pieces and chamber music works. His CD with viola music of the 20th century has been highly acclaimed.