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Wolfgang Brunner looks back to a lot of studies: music education and musicology in Munich and Salzburg and piano with Hans Leygraf, later he studied harpsichord with Liselotte Brändle, Kenneth Gilbert and Glen Wilson, performance practise with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. In fortepiano he got impulses by Eckart Sellheim and Richard Fuller.
Since 1985 is teaching historical keyboard instruments, Piano, Pianoimprovisation and Chambermusic at the „Mozarteum“ Salzburg. 1990-92 he was teaching fortepiano at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe.
1988 he was first winner of the International C.P.E. Bach Competition in Hamburg (Combination of Fortepiano and Harpsichord), in 1989 he was first winner of the International Mozart Competition in Brugge (Fortepiano). Since this time he was invited to all important Festivals for Early music (f.e. Brugge, Utrecht, Herne), his partners have been Barbara Schlick, Michael Schopper, Konrad Hünteler, Lucy van Dael, Freiburger Barockorchester.
In 1991 he started concerts with his own band Salzburger Hofmusik, an ensemble playing mainly (but not exclusively) music on contempory instruments. A main subject of the repertoire consists of Salzburgian music-tradition before Mozart
Under his CD-recordings you can find much pioneer recordings, f.e. complete pianoworks of Anton Bruckner, E.T.A. Hoffmann, songs of Carl Orff, with the Salzburger Hofmusik there are recordings of opera, orchestral and chamber music.
Photo: © Gerhard Wolkersdorfer
In line with the reorientation of the International Summer Academy focusing on the work of W. A. Mozart, participants of this master class are cordially invited to prepare at least one work by W. A. Mozart.