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Anton Voigt, Univ.-Prof.i.R.

Lecturer in piano - pre college

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Anton Voigt received his musical training at the Innsbruck Conservatoire as well as at the universities of Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Vienna. By his major tutors, Margot Pinter, Yvonne Lefebure, and Wilhelm Kempff, he is connected with the Austrian-German and French tradition of piano playing. His international concert activities started off in 1972 with performances in major European concert halls in Vienna (Musikverein and Konzerthaus), London (Wigmore Hall), Warsaw etc. First performances of Anton Webern, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, Erich Urbanner and others show his special interest in music of the 20th century.

 

Voigt was Professor of piano at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz (formerly Bruckner Conservatoire) and lectured on New Music as well. As Dean and member of the Executive Committee, he played an important part in obtaining university status for the Conservatoire in 2004. After earning his habilitation (venia docendi) he became University Professor and served 2006-07 as Principle for the university. As emeritus since 2009, he again is active as soloist, e.g. Donau Festwochen and Manchester International Piano Festival, holds masterclasses, and lectures at diverse universities. From 2006 till 2015 Voigt was president of European Piano Teachers Association, Austrian branch, and represented Austrian piano pedagogy in numerous congresses and conferences. At the university Mozarteum he teaches Praxisbezogene theoretische Grundlagen am Werk [Practice-oriented Basics on Particular Compositions] since the implementation of the Pre-College in 2015.

 

Anton Voigt’s musicological activities can be seen from numerous published articles and by his cooperation with museum exhibitions on Mozart (Vienna 1991 and 2006) and others. On his recommendation, Anton Bruckner University in 2018 organized a symposium on the pianist and composer Edward Steuermann. The conference report, including an article by Voigt on Steuermann as piano teacher, is scheduled to be published in 2020 in the edition text+kritik.

 

As concert curator Voigt organizes a series called Sonntagsmusik im Salon in the Upper Austrian Landesmuseum in Linz (https://www.landeskonzerte.at/), which celebrates its twenty years anniversary in November 2019.