History of Wiener Musikseminar

The association "Wiener Musikseminar" was founded in 1970 by Prof. Dr. Josef Dichler, one of the most renowned professors for piano at what was then the Vienna Academy of Music (now the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) and the Japanese singer Kimiko Sato. Foreign music students should be given the opportunity (at that time in Vienna for the first time!) to perfect their studies with internationally recognized professors during the summer holidays and to get to know the special interpretation of the so-called "Wiener Schule".

From cautious beginnings, the Wiener Musikseminar has developed over the past 50 years into an institution that has become an indispensable part of the Austrian music scene. Today around 300 students from up to 41 countries around the world take part in the master classes of the Wiener Musikseminar. The range of courses now includes the subjects piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone and chamber music. The conducting courses are also very popular, as the best graduates have the opportunity to apply their experiences in direct work with an orchestra.

As part of the summer courses, the Vienna Music Seminar annually organizes the Prof. Dr. Dichler competitions with the chance for award winners to present themselves in public concerts. Concerts and excursions to the memorials of important Austrian composers are also part of the seminar.

Professors from 1970 to 2020:

Erwin Acél
Karin Adam
Isolde Ahlgrimm
Wolfgang Aichinger
Alexander Arenkow
Stefan  Arnold
Karl Barth
Elio Battaglia
Hatto Bayerle
Senta Benesch
Hugh Beresford
Walter Berry
Eva Blahova
Boris Bloch
István Bonyhadi
Alexander Braginsky
Alois Brandhofer
Wolfgang Breinschmid
Leonid Brumberg
Rudolf Buchbinder
Eugeniy Chevkenov
Lucio Kyuhee Cho
Hie-Yon Choi
Thomas Christian
Eva Contras
Julia Conwell
Max Cooke
Hilda De Groote
Aquiles Delle Vigne
Jörg Demus
Anton Dermota
Helmut Deutsch
Josef Dichler
Erika Dichler-Sedlacek
Ralf Döring
Otto Edelmann
Peter Efler
Svanna Egilsdottir
Manfred Equiluz
Pierre Feit
Walter Fleischmann
Werner Fleischmann
Noel Flores
Siegfried Führlinger
Gerd Fussi
Margit Fussi
Anzél Gerber
Manfred Geyrhalter
Sona Ghazarian
Barbara Gisler-Haase
Hans Graf
Carmen Graf-Adnet
Paul Gulda
Anna Gutowska
Werner Hackl
Yoo-Kyung Han
Rotraud Hansmann
Yoshiyuki Hara
Siegmund von Hausegger
Eveline Heinisch
Josef Hell
Alfred Hertel
Oskar Hillebrandt
Christopher Hinterhuber
Peter Hirschfeld
Vinzenz Hladky
Michael Hrubý
Jiří Hudec
Dianko Iliew
Simina Ivan
Alexander Jenner
Rudolf Jettel
Jan G. Jiracek von Arnim
Krassimira Jordan
Gerhard Kahry
Herbert Kefer
Rudolf Kehrer
Erwin Klambauer
Margit Klaushofer
Wolfgang Klos
Igo Koch
Alexander Kolo
Sonja Korak
Thomas Kreuzberger
Michael Krist
Elisabeth Kropfitsch
Johannes Kropfitsch
Stefan Kropfitsch
Zoryana Kushpler
Michael Lakner
Il-se Lee
Jeffie Leung
Songwen Li
Victoria Loukianetz
Josef Luitz
Franz Lukasovsky
Klaus Maetzl
Oleg Maisenberg
Gerhard Mantel
Wolfgang Manz
Jura Margulis
Giuseppe Mariotti
Gisela Mashayekhi-Beer
Heinz Medjimorec
Eduard Melkus
Helmut Mezera
Walter Moore
Akihiko Mori
Eduard Mrazek
Herbert Müller
Othmar Müller
Josef Niederhammer
Meinhard Niedermayr
Ksenia Nosikova
Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Karl Österreicher
Walter Panhofer
Bernhard Parz
Rudolf Peschke
Hans Petermandl
Gottfried Pokorny
Jan Pospichal
Ursula Preier-Raunacher
Tamar Rachum
Fereshteh Rahbari
Ildikó Raimondi
Roswitha Randacher
Lydia Rathkolb
Esther Rethy-Imre
Magdalena Rezler
Hans Reznicek
J. Roschek-Morard
Victor Rosenbaum
Hilde Rössel-Majdan
Alexander Rössler
Stefan Salamon
Wally Salio
Claudia Sallagar
Alexander Satz
Karl Schelz
Peter Schilly
Kurt Schmid
Kurt Franz Schmid
Peter Schmidl
Dora Schwarzberg
Bruno Seidlhofer
So-Jung Shin
Michiko Shoji
Martin Sieghart
Josef Sivo
Hella Somogyi
Sontraud Speidel
Klaus Sticken
Dorothy Stone
Mark Stringer
Jerzy Sulikowsky
Jean-Michel Tanguy
Viktor Teuflmayr
Werner Tripp
Clemens Unterreiner
Walter Veigl
Claudia Visca
Ingeborg Wamser
Wolfgang Watzinger
Dieter Weber
Ady Werba
Erik Werba
Elżbieta Wiedner-Zając
Johannes Wildner
Ilse Wincor
Sabine Windbacher
Raymond Young
Hilde Zadek
Liane Zaharia
Edward Zienkowski

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