Weigl (1894-1982) was a Viennese musician who studied piano (Richard Robert), composition (Karl Weigl), and musicology (Guido Adler, at Vienna University), after which she worked at the Musikwissenschaftliches Institut of the University. Vally Weigl emigrated to New York in 1938 with her husband Karl Weigl, and were among the group of founding members of ACA. Vally worked as a teacher and composer after receiving her masters degree at Columbia University.
The Salzburg mozARTE Quintet was founded in 2006 by the Austrian pianist Sigrid Hagn, to mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. Besides their love of chamber music, the five musicians, who studied at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts and the Salzburg Mozarteum University, share a long and close friendship. Their repertoire focuses on works by Mozart, masterpieces of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, and contemporary works composed for the Quintet.