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Clemens Zeilinger


University of Music Vienna | Anton Bruckner Private University Linz

Teaching languages: German | English

Clemens Zeilinger teaches at the University of Music in Vienna and at the Anton Bruckner University Linz.  He is a prize winner of many competitions such as the European Chamber Music Competition in The Hague, the European Youth Music Prize for Piano Solo in Antwerp, multiple Bösendorfer scholarship holder, winner of the Heydner Piano Competition Vienna and prize winner at the International Beethoven Competition in Vienna 2001.

In 2008 he played all of Ludwig van Beethoven's sonatas at the Brucknerhaus Linz, and in 2010 he devoted himself to a Schubert focus there with his own cycle.  Clemens Zeilinger was subsequently "Artist in Residence" of the Brucknerhaus and "Artist of the Year" of the classical radio station Ö1. Born in Vienna, Zeilinger studied first at the Bruckner Conservatory Linz, later at the University of Music Vienna. His teachers included Roland Keller, Peter Barcaba, Heinz Medjimorec, Georg Ebert (chamber music) and Anton Voigt. He also attended master classes by Leonard Hokanson, Oleg Maisenberg, Ludwig Hoffmann and Andrzej Jasinski. He also studied music theory with Gunther Waldek at the Bruckner Conservatory, as well as a course in "Breathing, Voice and Movement Education" with Dr. Bernhard Riebl - this enabled him to gain experience in the field of body work with musicians, which he also uses in his teaching activities. Concerts have taken him all over Europe, to the USA, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Iran and Oman. As a soloist he has worked with many renowned orchestras (Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, NÖ. Tonkünstler, Orchestra of the Royal Academy London, Brucknerorchester Linz , South Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra Zagreb, Spirit of Europe).

He devotes a large part of his artistic activity to chamber music (member of the piano trio "TrioVanBeethoven", together with Verena Stourzh and Franz Ortner) and song accompaniment (Anna Maria Pammer, Michaela Selinger, Andreas Lebeda, Helena Dearing and others, currently: Ö1-Pasticcio Prize in November 2013 for the recording of Verlaine settings with Anna Maria Pammer). He also regularly participated in Klangforum Wien. Since 2013 he is Clemens Zeilinger the artistic director of the "Musiksommer Kremstal-Phyrn", from 2014 he takes over the directorship of the "Klassik-Musik-Fest-Mühlviertel" in Oberneukirchen.

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