Günther G. Bauer

HR em.o.Univ.Prof. Dr.
Since 1971 Professor for Acting at the University Mozarteum Salzburg
1973-1977 and 1979-1983 Head of department Peforming Arts
1983-1991 Chancellor of University Mozarteum Salzburg
From 1990 Founder and Director of "Institute for Ludology and Playing Arts"


Born 12.10.1928 in Bregenz

1951 Diploma in Acting and Directing at the Mozarteum Academy, courses in Theatre Studies, German Literature and Art History in Vienna and Salzburg
1978 Award of doctorate.

Engagements as an actor at the Landestheater in Salzburg, two years at the Theater in der Josefstadt in Vienna, five years at the Volkstheater in Vienna, at the Deutsches Theater in Göttingen, thirteen years at the Vienna Burgtheater.

As a director Günter Bauer worked at the Theater der Jugend in Vienna, at the theatres in Graz, the Renaissancetheater in Berlin and at the Kleine Komödie in Frankfurt, and he also went on a world tour with the Vienna Boys? Choir.

Since 1971 Professor of Acting at the Mozarteum University.

1972 - 1976 teaching contracts for Theatre in Schools at Salzburg University.

1980 to1998 founding member, board member and artistic director of the Salzburg Theatre for Children and Young People.
From1983 to 1991 vice-chancellor of the Mozarteum University. 1996 awarded the title of Hofrat.

From 1990 founder and director of the Institute of Play Research and Teaching Methodology.

As a writer Günther Bauer's main focus has been on plays for children and young people as well as radio plays. Seven plays for children and young people have received a total of 400 performances.
For Austrian radio and television broadcasting he has written nearly 200 radio plays for children and young people.
Since 1979 general secretary of the Austrian PEN Club in Salzburg, from 1997 its President.

Awarded the Medal for Art and Science First Class, the Gold Medal of the Austrian Republic, the Gold Medals of the states of Salzburg, Upper Austria and Tyrol, honorary citizenship of the city of Salzburg and the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Honorary member of the Mozarteum University and the International Mozarteum Foundation.