George Kern

Since 1976 to 2013 Univ.Prof. for piano and chamber music at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.


Student of Rosina Lhevinne at the Juilliard School (BM and MM degrees.) Further studies with Kurt Neumüller (Artist Diploma) at the Hochschule Mozarteum. Lied accompanying studies with Paul von Schilhawsky. Baumgartner Medal from the Stiftung Mozarteum ?for outstanding interpretations of the works of Mozart.? Class pianist for Sandor Vegh. Staff accompanist for the International Summer Academy, Salzburg (violin and clarinet.)

Concerts throughout Europe, Asia, North and Central America as soloist, in chamber music and as vocal accompanist. Performances in many international festivals (Paris, Brussels, Prades, Lugano, etc.) Pianist of Trio Amadé. Debussy world premiers, in co-operation with Henle Verlag, as well as with the composer?s heirs, in Paris (Radio France) Brussels (RTBF) and Vienna. Concerts in Austria include the Musikverein?s Brahmssaal (Vienna), the Brucknerhaus (Linz) the Bösendorfersaal (Vienna) and for the Mozarteun Stiftung (Salzburg.)

Concerts, master classes and lectures in leading American music schools, including Boston University, University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Miami, Rutgers University, San Francisco Conservatory. Visiting Guest Professor at the Toho School, Tokyo. Numerous master classes in France, Japan and Korea. For many years artistic advisor for the Kommische Kammeroper, Munich. Co-founder of the International Soloists program with the Moravian Philharmonic (CZ.) Jury member of international competitions in France, Italy and Cyprus.