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Gerhard Hofer

Piano

LMS Upper Austria

Born in 1969 in Wels. Studied piano at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz from 1984 to 1991, then at the University of Music in Vienna, graduating with distinction in piano pedagogy in 1993. Afterwards concert studies in piano chamber music at the Mozarteum Salzburg with professors Erika Frieser, Andor Losonczy, Christoph Lieske and Claudius Tanski, diploma 2000. From 2015 to 2017 studies of the postgraduate university course "Music Education - Music in Context" at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz, graduation with distinction.

1994 Appreciation Award of the Federal Ministry, master classes with Alexander Jenner and the Altenberg-Trio Vienna. Concerts as soloist, chamber music partner and lied accompanist at home and abroad, among others with the Festival Strings Lucerne, the clarinettist Sharon Kam, the Mozarteum Quartet Salzburg, the Koehne Quartet, the Ensemble Spektren and in piano duo with Dino Sequi. 2006 debut at the Musikverein Vienna with the Wiener Concert-Verein, interpreter of numerous world premieres, several CD productions with contemporary piano music. Many years of experience as a juror at national piano competitions.

Since 1989 teaching at the Landesmusikschule Marchtrenk, from 2001 to 2015 subject group leader for keyboard instruments in the Upper Austrian Landesmusikschulwerk. Since 2014 director of the Landesmusikschule Schwanenstadt, since 2020 also director of the Landesmusikschule Ottnang am Hausruck and since 2022 also director of the Landesmusikschule Attnang-Puchheim.

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