Gerhard Wimberger

Biography

1923born 30 August in Vienna
since 1927resident in Salzburg
1940-1947studied composition at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Cesar Bresgen and Johann Nepomuk David, and conducting with Clemens Krauss and Bernhard Paumgartner,
interrupted from 1941-45 by Labour and Military Service
1947/48répétiteur at the Vienna Volksoper
1948-1951conductor at the Salzburg Landestheater
1953-1981director of the conducting class at the Mozarteum in Salzburg
1956award from the Austrian Ministry of Education
1957-1967conductor of the Salzburg Akademieorchester
1959extraordinary professor at the Hochschule Mozarteum
1967Austrian State Prize for composition
1968-1991director of a composition class at the Mozarteum in Salzburg
1969full college professor
1971-1991member of the board of directors of the Salzburg Festival
1977Award of Merit for music from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education and Art
1977corresponding member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in Munich
1990-1998President of AKM Austria (for authors, composers and music publishers)
1991became an emeritus professor
2000-2003deputy chairman of the university board of the Universität Mozarteum
since 2006Active as a conductor (specialising in Mozart and modern works) in Austria and internationally. Numerous essays, articles and speeches. A jury member at many international competitions (for composition and performance). 
2016died on 13 October in Salzburg.