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BIOGRAPHY

Alois Glaßner

Alois Glaßner was born in Lower Austria and studied church music, the organ, orchestral conducting, composition and the teaching of singing at the University of Music in Vienna. He also studied choral conducting with Eric Ericson in Stockholm and London, rapidly making a name for himself as one of the leading Austrian chorus masters, initially with the Hugo Distler Choir, which he founded while he was still a student, and from 1993 to 2005 as director of music at the Augustinian Church in Vienna.

In 2003 Alois Glaßner became artistic director of the Bach Choir Salzburg. Thanks to his work in creating a homogenous sound, the Choir has rapidly gained international recognition. Under his direction, the Choir appears regularly not only at Salzburg’s annual Mozartwoche Festival but, more especially, at the Salzburg Festival, where it has enjoyed great acclaim in numerous concerts as well as a series of staged performances. Together with the Bach Choir Salzburg, Alois Glaßner has also worked intensively on a cappella repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day.

In addition to his choral work, which is notable for its exceptional stylistic range, Alois Glaßner has also taught at the University of Music in Vienna since 1991. Since 2004 he has held a chair in conducting. He is particularly keen to nurture a new generation of choral singers and conductors, which he has done in part through the Vienna Choir School he established in 2008. He also passes on his knowledge and experience through regular seminars and masterclasses.

Alois Glaßner’s artistic versatility is further demonstrated by his activities as a conductor, working with orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra of the Volksoper, the Mozarteum Orchestra and the Camerata Salzburg.

Current as of June 2018

Alois Glaßner, © Laura Ziegler

Alois Glaßner, © Laura Ziegler

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Alois Glaßner