Univ.Prof. Reinhart von Gutzeit Rektor
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Reinhart von Gutzeit was born in 1947 in Berlin. He took his first music lessons at the Dusseldorf Music School for Young People. After passing his final school examinations (Abitur) studied school music at the Cologne Academy of Music, and German language and literature in Dusseldorf, Cologne and Freiburg. Since 1 October 2006 Reinhart von Gutzeit has been rector (vice-chancellor) of the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. He was reappointed for a second term in 2010.
Artistic focus: violin, viola, conducting. Taught these subjects from 1967 to 1995; many of the students won prizes in competitions and became successful professional musicians. Since 2007 Reinhart von Gutzeit has been president of the Salzburg Biennial.
Working sphere: music school / encouragement of highly talented students:
Director of Bochum Music School (8000 pupils, one of Germany’s largest music schools), chairman of the Association of German Music Schools, member of the board of the German Music Council, presidium member of the European Union of Music Schools, curator of the Institute of Talent Research and Encouragement of Talent in Music. Of particular importance is his continued activity as chairman and person responsible for the artistic and educational organisation of the competition Jugend musiziert in Germany since 1991.
Working sphere: professional training in music:
Director of the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz from 1995 to 2004. Chairman of the Conference of Conservatories of the federal provinces. Principal responsibility for the restructuring of the Bruckner Conservatory and accreditation as the Anton Bruckner Private University of Music, Drama and Dance. From 2004 to 2006 rector of the Anton Bruckner Private University. Founder and publisher of the journal on teaching musical instruments Üben und Musizieren (Schott) since 1983. Awarded the journalism prize of the European Council in 1985 for an article on the subject Europe and Music.
Habilitation and appointment as university professor for music educational theory and teaching music. As chairman of two commissions of experts supervised the elaboration of suggestions for the re-structuring of music academies in North-Rhine Westphalia and Bavaria.
November 2006: awarded the Golden Medal of Honour of the federal province of Upper Austria.