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Michaela Aigner, Mag.

Lecturer in Piano

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Michaela Aigner, born in Wels, studied music education, church music, instrumental pedagogy organ with Ernst Ludwig Leitner and Josef Friedrich Doppelbauer as well as concert organ with Edgar Krapp at Mozarteum University Salzburg and graduated with honors in 1986.

In 1983 she received the Ministry of Science award and in 1986/87 a scholarship to study at the Conservatoire in Strasbourg, where she worked with Daniel Roth primarily on French organ music and works by J. S. Bach.

She is particularly interested in early music, attended courses etc. by H. Vogel, L.F. Tagliavini, J.-C. Zehnder, G. Bovet, L. Rogg and M. Radulescu. Playing on historical organs is an important aspect of her concert activity; she was also an organist at the Kajetanerkirche in Salzburg for a few years, which has an Egedacher organ from around 1700.

From 1992 to 1998 she gained further artistic impulses through her participation in the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, at numerous concerts under Nikolaus Harnoncourt and twice at the opera “St. Francois d´Assise ”by O. Messiaen at the Salzburg Festival.

Michaela Aigner has been teaching piano (accompanying practice, improvisation, general bass and score playing) and accompanying internship jazz/pop at the Mozarteum University since 1989; Until 1999 she also worked at the Conservatory for Church Music of the Diocese of St. Pölten as a teacher for organ and score playing and since 2001 she has been teaching organ and bass guitar at the Diocesan Conservatory in Linz.

Michaela Aigner has been organist at the Franciscan Church in Salzburg since 1999. She performs as a soloist and ensemble partner.