Artists biographies
Siegfried Mauser

Siegfried Mauser was born in 1954 in Straubing, Lower Bavaria. He studied piano at the University of Music in Munich, as well as musicology, philosophy and history of art at the universities of Munich and Salzburg, from where he received a PhD in 1981. Following several professorships of musicology and piano at the Music Academies in Munich, Würzburg and Salzburg, he was vice chancellor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich from 2003 to 2014. In October 2014 he was elected to be the new Rector of the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Furthermore, he is a sought after teacher at international master courses for piano, song interpretation and chamber music. He also actively teaches musicology at, amongst other places, Harvard University and Vienna University.

Siegfried Mauser has received numerous honours, such as the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art (2009), the Cross of the Order of Merit of the German Federal Republic (2010), and the Bavarian Maximilian Order (2012). Since1990, he has been a regular member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts; since 2002 he has also been the director of their music department.

Numerous concerts as soloist and chamber musician have taken Siegfried Mauser around the world. He is a regular guest at renowned festivals such as the Munich Biennale, the Ruhr Piano Festival and the Salzburg Festival. He has worked with important orchestras and many famous conductors as a soloist. His chamber-music partners include Ulf Hoelscher, Benjamin Schmid, Tabea Zimmermann, Heinrich Schiff and Jörg Widmann.

Siegfried Mauser has premiered seminal contemporary compositions, and his list of CD recordings is comprehensive: in addition to the complete works for piano by Paul Hindemith, Alexander Zemlinsky and Karl Amadeus Hartmann, one can also buy numerous recordings of contemporary music, chamber music and songs

Siegfried Mauser has written and initiated several publications on the subject of musical analysis, musical aesthetics and musical history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Foto: Thorsten Mischke Foto: Thorsten Mischke

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2016

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2015