Workshop Tutors

  • Karen Asatrián

    Improvisation (Piano)
    VIENNA / Klagenfurt
    Improvisation (Piano)
    VIENNA / Klagenfurt

    Over the past 20 years, the Armenian pianist and keyboarder Karen Asatrian has played a major role in shaping the diversity of Austria’s musical landscape with projects (such as Armenian Spirit) that span genres and cultures. He teaches at the Gustav Mahler Private University for Music in Klagenfurt and at the mdw’s Department of Popular Music in Vienna.

  • CLIVE BROWN

    APPLIED MUSICOLOGY
    LEEDS/VIENNA
    APPLIED MUSICOLOGY
    LEEDS/VIENNA

    Clive Brown was a lecturer at Oxford University from 1980 to 1991, then Professor of Applied Musicology (now Emeritus Professor) at the University of Leeds. Monographs include Louis Spohr: A Critical Biography, Classical and Romantic Performing Practice, and A Portrait of Mendelssohn. He has also published many articles on historical performing practice and, as a violinist, pursues practice-led research. In Oxford and Leeds he edited and conducted staged productions of rare operas by J. F. Lampe, J. C. Bach, Haydn, Salieri, Eberl, Spohr, Schubert, and Mendelssohn.  His critical, performing-practice editions of music include Brahms’ Violin Concerto and his complete Sonatas for one Instrument and Piano, together with a text volume: Performing Practices in Johannes Brahms’ Chamber Music (Bärenreiter); Beethoven’s 1st, 2nd, and 5th symphonies, Choral Fantasia, and Violin Concerto, as well as a performing edition of the Fassung letzter Hand of Mendelssohn’s Die Hochzeit des Camacho (Breitkopf und Härtel); Franz Clement’s 1805 D major Violin Concerto (AR-Editions); and Elgar Music for Violin (Vol. 37 of the Complete Edition). He has just made a new critical/historically-informed performing edition of the solo part of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto for Bärenreiter, and is working on an edition of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas, together with a text volume on performing practices in Viennese Classical Chamber music.

  • Dietmar Flosdorf

    isaOutreach
    VIENNA
    isaOutreach
    VIENNA

    Dietmar Flosdorf studied viola with Hatto Beyerle and Kim Kashkashian in Vienna and Munich. Concert diploma and Master of Arts degree from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
    Worldwide concert activity as a member of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and as freelance musician in collaboration with ensembles such as the German Chamber Philharmonic, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and Klangforum Wien. Teacher at the Vienna School of Music and the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
    As music mediator, in 1989 he founded the experimental dialogical music mediation program “Music to Touch”. He is in charge of conception and implementation of the first music mediation projects for the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and for the newly opened opera house Theater an der Wien.
    From 2003 to 2011, Flosdorf directed the musical mediation activities of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. He won the “Junge Ohren Preis” in 2007 and the “IRIDA achievement award for cultural education in new social contexts” in 2009.
    Research projects such as “Artists in Creative Education” within the framework of EU Culture 2007-13 or “You feel, I hear, we make music – a dialogue” on inclusion with hearing-impaired and hearing pupils as part of “Sparkling Science” 2012-14.
    Community projects with schools, educational and cultural institutions such as the Federal Institute for the Blind, the Institute for Education of the Deaf, the Vienna Mozart Year 2006, the European Football Championship 2008, the Vienna Technical Museum, “Integrationshaus Wien”, with Caritas institutions, “Jugend am Werk”, “Wiener Hilfswerk”, senior citizens’ homes, neighbourhood centres and refugee homes.
    Publications and activities as a networker and advisory board member in various committees and programmes on music education.

  • THOMAS FREY

    CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (FLUTE/Woodwinds)
    VIENNA
    CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (FLUTE/Woodwinds)
    VIENNA

    Having studied with Norbert Girlinger at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Thomas Frey completed his flute studies with distinction in 2003. However, he continued studies with Wolfgang Schulz and in addition, he attended Masterclasses with Robert Aitken, Walter Auer, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Erwin Klambauer, Ernst Kovacic, Matthias Ziegler and participated in the International Ensemble Modern Academy 2004 (as part of the Klangspuren Schwaz).

    In particular, his interest for contemporary chamber music led to his participation in internationally renowned festivals such as the Bregenz Festival, Wien Modern, the Carinthian Summer Festival, Arcus Temporum Pannonhalma and quantum jumps at the Center for Art and Media Technology (ZKM) in Karlsruhe and Computing Music Cologne.

    He is a regular visiting artist  with the Klangforum Wien and has been involved in intriguing projects at Salzburg Festival, Ruhr Triennale, the Venice Biennale, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Darmstadt summer courses, Contemporary Music Festival Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Ultima Oslo, International Musik Fest Hamburg, arcus temporum Pannonhalma, Wien Modern, steirischer herbst, Sacrum Profanum in Krakow and the Territory Festival in Moscow.

    Since 2009 he has been a member of the Vienna Art Orchestra.

    He was 2019 resident member of the Klangforum Wien and is member of Studio dan.

  • STEFAN GOTTFRIED

    HARPSICHORD / CONDUCTOR
    VIENNA
    HARPSICHORD / CONDUCTOR
    VIENNA

    Born in Vienna, he studied piano, harpsichord, composition and music pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, as well as basso continuo and historic keyboard instruments at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, French horn at the Vienna Conservatory and mathematics at the Vienna University of Technology.

    This was followed by a varied international concert career with harpsichord, fortepiano and piano as soloist, chamber music partner and continuo player in ensembles with historical instruments (eg Concentus Musicus Vienna, Bach Consort Vienna, Wiener Akademie) and modern orchestras (including Wiener Philharmoniker and Berliner Philharmoniker under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Daniel Harding, Georges Prêtre or Kent Nagano).

    Since 2004, Stefan Gottfried has worked regularly with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, among others in his opera productions at the Styriarte (Mozart “Idomeneo”, Smetana “The Bartered Bride”, Offenbach “Barbe-Bleue”), at the Theater an der Wien (Handel “Rodelinda” Haydn’s “Orlando paladino”, “Il mondo della luna”, Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, Strawinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress” and most recently the Mozart-Da Ponte Cycle) and the Salzburg Festival (Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, “Die Zauberflöte”) and at many concerts (eg Wiener Musikverein,  Berlin Philharmonic, Lucerne Festival).

    Stefan Gottfried is professor for piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and gives lectures on various aspects of historical performance practice.

    In 2015 he made his debut as a conductor at the Vienna Chamber Opera with the reissue of F.L. Gassmann’s “Gli Uccellatori” and has conducted since then u.a. the Bach Consort Wien, the Wiener Symphoniker and the RSO Wien.

    Following the resignation of Nikolaus Harnoncourt in December 2015, Stefan Gottfried, together with Erich Höbarth and Andrea Bischof, took over the artistic direction of Concentus Musicus Wien. As leader of the Concentus Musicus Wien he conducted for example Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Magnificat, Haydn’s “Creation”, various Beethoven symphonies, Schubert’s “Unfinished” and works by Mendelssohn and Bruckner at the Wiener Musikverein, at the „International baroque days“ in Melk, at the Styriarte Graz and at the Brucknerfest Linz. At the Theater an der Wien, where he was „conductor in residence“ in the season 2018/2019, he conducted various operas (Handel’s “Alcina”, Purcell’s  “King Arthur”).

  • Hsin-Huei Huang

    Contemporary Music (Piano)
    Vienna
    Contemporary Music (Piano)
    Vienna

    The Taiwanese-Austrian pianist Hsin-Huei Huang is known for her equally precise, expressive and sensitive interpretation of contemporary piano works and an intensive engagement with the classical repertoire. After her first lessons and performances in Taiwan, she came to Europe in 1997 and continued her piano studies. Her artistic versatility became apparent early on in stylistically open-minded projects: in addition to works such as Wolfgang Rihm’s Chiffre I – for piano and seven instruments and Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques for piano and small orchestra, Hsin-Huei Huang also performed Paul Hindemith’s Concert Music for piano, brass and harps, as well as premieres of new works for solo piano and orchestra.

    In addition to numerous radio recordings (ORF, SWR, DRS, Hessischer Rundfunk, Deutschlandfunk, Rai and others), Hsin-Huei Huang has released, among others, the compositions Peter Parker and Schöne Worte, dedicated to her by composer Bernhard Gander, on KAIROS. In 2016, SOLO, featuring piano works by Matthias Pintscher, Peter Šavli and Bernhard Lang, who called this recording of his work DW12, cellular automata a reference recording, was released on the GOD Records label.

    Hsin-Huei Huang maintains an active concert schedule as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Her chamber music partners include the Arditti Quartet, the Stadler Quartet and the Tetras Quartet. She has performed at numerous international festivals such as the Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Salzburg Biennale, Wien Modern, Beethovenfest Bonn, Música de hoy Madrid and in concert halls such as Musikverein Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozarteum Salzburg, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Izumi Hall Osaka and Theater Salihara Jakarta. Other activities in collaboration with Ensemble Klangforum Wien, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Opera nova Zurich and with the orchestras Vienna Philharmonic, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de Radio Television Espanola, Slovene philharmonic orchestra, conducted by Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös, Ingo Metzmacher, Sylvain Cambreling, Matthias Pintscher.

    Hsin-Huei Huang’s repertoire ranges from the music of her time to the works of Bach. Her commitment to contemporary music is documented in an intense personal collaboration with composers such as Beat Furrer, Rebecca Saunders, Marco Stroppa, Bernhard Gander, Friedrich Cerha, Tristan Murail and Bernhard Lang, among others. In her work, Hsin-Huei Huang also devotes herself to the development of interdisciplinary projects. Among others she has collaborated with the visual artist Claudia Doderer and the writer Ferdinand Schmatz. In the production of the music theater Letzte Tage. Ein Vorabend directed by Christoph Marthaler, Hsin-Huei Huang made guest appearances at the Vienna Festival in 2013-14, the Festival d`Automne Paris and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, and the Ruhrtriennale Arts Festival in 2019.

    In addition to her artistic activities, Hsin-Huei Huang has given guest courses in Germany, Austria, Indonesia, and Turkey. She also designs educational projects that advocate the teaching of contemporary piano music. Hsin-Huei Huang was awarded the Kranichsteiner Music Prize Darmstadt. In 2020, she was awarded Austrian citizenship for her artistic merits.

  • HIRO KUROSAKI

    Workshop
    VIENNA/SALZBURG
    Workshop
    VIENNA/SALZBURG

    Hiro Kurosaki was born in Tokyo and raised up in Vienna, where he studied violin and architecture, and now lives mainly in Valencia/Spain. As a young prizewinner at two important international competitions, the „Henryk Wienawski“ in Poland and the „Fritz Kreisler“ in Vienna, his career as a soloist with important European orchestras quickly developed. Since becoming interested in historical performing practice he turned to original instruments and has performed as concertmaster and soloist with ensembles such as London Baroque, Clemenic Consort, Cappella Coloniensis and Les Arts Florissants at the most important festivals and concert halls worldwide.
    He has worked closely with some of the great early music artists such as René Clemencic, Sigiswald Kuijken, Bruno Weil and William Christie. With William Christie he produced a highly praised recording of the complete Handel violin sonatas. The first complete recording of the Mozart sonatas on original instruments with Linda Nicholson (fortepiano) won the Japan Academy Award. His recordings of all works for violin and piano by Beethoven – also with Linda Nicholson – and of Arriaga’s string quartets with the ensemble La Ritirata are also world premiere recordings in this field.
    As a specialist, Hiro Kurosaki is regularly invited by the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, the Teatro Real in Madrid or the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg for coaching. He teaches at the mdw in Vienna and at the Mozarteum University Salzburg.

  • BARBARA LÜNEBURG

    CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (VIOLIN, VIOLA)
    LINZ
    CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (VIOLIN, VIOLA)
    LINZ

    Between performance and research, teaching and composition: violinist Barbara Lüneburg’s artistic worlds are rooted in classical music and reach deep into contemporary music and multimedia performance. Barbara Lüneburg led ensemble Intégrales, an ensemble for contemporary chamber music, for almost twenty years and performs as a soloist and more recently as a composer at festivals throughout Europe, both Americas, Asia and New Zealand. Countless compositions have been written for her and in collaboration with her. Critics describe her playing as a ‘musical cosmos’, ‘passionate’, ‘breathtaking’, ‘bold’, ‘expressive and captivating’.

    Her research interests are just as diverse as her artistic work: In her speciality, artistic research, she investigates creativity, collaboration, charisma, concert aura, participatory art and the impact of game elements in audiovisual works. From 2014 to 2018, Barbara Lüneburg led the PEEK research project “TransCoding- From Highbrow Art to Participatory Culture”, funded by the Austrian Science Fund, in which she involved an online community in the creation of a multimedia work via social media. Barbara Lüneburg is Professor of Artistic Research at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz.

    www.barbara-lueneburg.com  | www.transcoding.info

  • Helen Malkowsky

    Workshop
    Vienna
    Workshop
    Vienna

    Helen Malkowsky completed her music studies in her hometown of Dresden, majoring in flute, before turning to scenic theater work. She has staged numerous productions in German-speaking countries, including. “Der Rosenkavalier” and “Eugen Onegin” at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, “Parsifal” at the Staatstheater Kassel, the premiere of the opera “Zauberberg” in Chur/Switzerland, “Mignon” at the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck, “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” at the Volksoper Wien, “Pique Dame”, “Don Carlo” and “Paradise reloaded / Lilith” at Theater Chemnitz, “Hamlet”, “Mazeppa” and “Katja Kabanova” at Theater Krefeld – Mönchengladbach, “Luisa Miller”, “Peter Grimes” and “The Tales of Hoffmann” at Theater Bielefeld and “Nabucco” at Schlossfestspiele Heidenheim. Her most recent works include “Solaris” by Daj Fujikura for the Neue Oper Wien and the European premiere of the chamber opera “Schönberg in Hollywood” at the Kasino of the Burgtheater.

    Helen Malkowsky was Head of Opera and Director of the International Opera Studio at the Staatstheater Nürnberg from 2004-08, Opera Director at the Theater Bielefeld from 2010-13, and House Director and Artistic Advisor to the Intendant at the Chemnitz Opera from 2014-17.

    As a guest lecturer, she taught in semester productions at Folkwang University Essen, Berlin University of the Arts, and Dresden University of Music. With the winter semester 2018 Helen Malkowsky was appointed professor for music dramatic presentation, scenic interpretation and music theater direction at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

  • Bernhard Mallinger

    Improvisation (Strings)
    Vienna/Carinthia
    Improvisation (Strings)
    Vienna/Carinthia

    Born in Wolfsberg, Carinthia, Bernhard Mallinger studied violin and jazz vocals at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. He is a freelance musician, composer, and arranger, and his main professional focus since 2004 has been the radio.string.quartet. He lives and works in Vienna and Carinthia.

  • Ulla Pilz

    Workshop
    GRAZ
    Workshop
    GRAZ

    Ulla Pilz studied singing and composition at the MUK ‒ Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna.
    She works as a freelance presenter, singer, actress, author, director, music mediator, and host of music programs for Austrian radio Oe1. She played roles at Theater an der Wien, Burgtheater, Wiener Festwochen and many others. As a music mediator and presenter she collaborated with Musikverein Wien and Wiener Konzerthaus, Jeunesse, Brucknerhaus and Bruckner Orchester Linz, Styriarte, Vienna Philharmonic and Wiener Symphoniker, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich, Ensemble Kontrapunkte and others.
    Ulla Pilz is a Senior Artist at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

  • Florian Reiners

    Workshop
    Vienna
    Workshop
    Vienna

    Univ.-Prof. Florian Reiners is Professor for Speech Design at the Max Reinhardt Seminar of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He is an actor and performer as well as an expert in the field of language, voice and expression. Theater engagements brought and bring him to the Schauspielhaus Leipzig, Stadttheater Augsburg, Hersfelder Festspiele, Schlossparktheater Berlin and Oper Köln. Collaborations followed with Konstanze Lauterbach, Michael Sturminger and Carlus Padrissa / La Fura del Baus, among others. In addition, numerous film and television works.

    For many years he has taught singers and actors at theaters, in seminars and for festivals throughout the German-speaking world.

  • Philipp Sageder

    Improvisation (voice, electronics, remixing)
    Vienna
    Improvisation (voice, electronics, remixing)
    Vienna

    Philipp Sageder—a singer, vocal percussionist, and self-styled “sound scientist”—has mounted world tours with his “vocal groove project” Bauchklang and works internationally in a wide range of pop, jazz, and art projects (such as Klangwolke 2008) as a musician both live and in the studio and as an arranger and composer.

    He teaches voice at the mdw’s Department of Popular Music in Vienna.

  • Horst Michael Schaffer

    Improvisation (Winds)
    Vienna / Graz
    Improvisation (Winds)
    Vienna / Graz

    Alongside his teaching activities at the mdw’s Department of Popular Music and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG), as part of which he covers areas from instrumental instruction to band coaching and from arranging to improvisation and solo playing in a number of styles, he has also spent many years leading the renowned JBBG – Jazz Bigband Graz. In his artistic projects, he works together with a wide range of well-known artists from the pop, jazz, and classical music worlds.

  • Roland Schueler

    Workshop
    VIENNA
    Workshop
    VIENNA

    Born in Ried im Innkreis (Austria) in 1969, Roland Schueler visited the music gynmasium in Linz, then graduated from Mittenwald School of Violin Making and spent his journeyman years with Master Violin Maker Konrad Stoll in Allgäu (Germany). He opened his first violin making studio in Vienna in 1999. Strong influences from his membership in the group Klanggestalten. He studied violoncello performance at the Linz and Vienna Conservatories with Michael Dallinger and Andreas Lindenbaum, earning his degree in instrumental music education in 1998. In 2000, he participated in contemporary music classes at the “Impulse” Academy in Graz (Austria). He is a member of Trio EIS (together with violinist Ivana Pristasova and violist Petra Ackermann), and of PHACE | CONTEMPORARY MUSIC.

  • Thomas Toppler

    Let's Play
    Vienna
    Let's Play
    Vienna

    As a musician, Thomas Toppler has worked with renowned orchestras, including the Vienna Symphony Orchestra (Wiener Symphoniker), Concentus Musicus Wien, Volksoper Wien, and is a founding member of The Erlkings. The ensemble surprises with their charming, radical and respectful arrangements and English adaptations of German art songs such as Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf and Ludwig von Beethoven and could convince audiences and critics on many famous stages such as Wigmore Hall London, Konzerthaus Berlin, Wiener Konzerthaus, Allegro Vivo, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival. His London-based theater company Ship of Fools, in which he serves as director, has successfully toured its productions throughout the UK since 2014. As a director, he has overseen programs by musical groups such as Da Blechhaufn, Louie’s Cage Percussion, The Hankebrothers, Mozartwochen 2019 and directs commercials for the likes of Die Gruft and Das Neunerhaus.

    Thomas also teaches acting at the Schule des Theaters in Vienna, the workshop Let’s Play at the isa – International Summer Academy of the mdw in Reichenau/Rax, the ECMA – European Chamber Music Academy in Grafenegg, the Young Masters Program of the mdw – University of Music and performing Arts Vienna, the EEEmerging – Emerging European Ensembles, as well as at the Leonard Bernstein Institute of the mdw. Further teaching activities at the Gründerzentrum of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and mdw in the field of pitching.

  • ANDREAS VIERZIGER

    Workshop
    VIENNA
    Workshop
    VIENNA

    Andreas Vierziger works as an independent strategist, innovation consultant and curator for various international music institutions and projects within the classical music industry. Previously, he was artist manager for a number of well-known artists, including GRAMMY award winners.

    Among his project partners and clients are and were for example David Lynch’s Silencio Club in Paris (regular guest curator), the video streaming platform for classical music takt1 (Head of Artistic Cooperations), Camerata Salzburg (Board of Directors), Thomastik-Infeld, Welsh National Opera, Vivienne Westwood, Budapest Spring, Grafenegg Festival and many more.

    He has been a juror at more than 25 international music competitions and is regularly invited to lecture at universities including mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Tokyo University of the Arts, Zurich University of the Arts, Liszt Academy Budapest, Royal Danish Academy of Music, Bilkent University Ankara, Sibelius Academy Helsinki and the Paris-Sorbonne.

  • Andrea von der Emde

    Workshop
    Vienna
    Workshop
    Vienna

    Andrea von der Emde is a physiotherapist, dance pedagogue and teaching trainer of the Franklin Method. She has been working as a physiotherapist in the field of psychosomatics and orthopedics since 1990 and as a dance pedagogue in the field of dance and bodywork for children and adults since 1993. She gives seminars in further education for dance and movement teachers and is a lecturer for applied anatomy and dance at the MUK Music and Art Private University of the City of Vienna and at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

    www.lebendig.at

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