Gerhard Wimberger

1923

born 30 August in Vienna

since 1927

resident in Salzburg

1940-1947

studied 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

1947/48

répétiteur at the Vienna Volksoper

1948-1951

conductor at the Salzburg Landestheater

1953-1981

director of the conducting class at the Mozarteum in Salzburg

1956

award from the Austrian Ministry of Education

1957-1967

conductor of the Salzburg Akademieorchester

1959

extraordinary professor at the Hochschule Mozarteum

1967

Austrian State Prize for composition

1968-1991

director of a composition class at the Mozarteum in Salzburg

1969

full college professor

1971-1991

member of the board of directors of the Salzburg Festival

1977

Award of Merit for music from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education and Art

1977

corresponding member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in Munich

1990-1998

President of AKM Austria (for authors, composers and music publishers)

1991

became an emeritus professor

2000-2003

deputy chairman of the university board of the Universität Mozarteum


Active 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). 

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