Martin Fuchsberger


Senior Lecturer for wind band conductingDepartment Brass, Wind & Percussion Studies
Since 2011 Martin Fuchsberger has been a lecturer for wind orchestra conducting at the Mozarteum University, where he has also been entrusted with the teaching assignment for solfeggio and  rhythm training since 2013. He habilitated in wind orchestra conducting in 2018 and has been leading the new part-time university course for wind orchestra conducting since 2019.
Martin A. Fuchsberger completed his studies (horn, singing, church music, orchestra conducting) at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and in Vienna (University of Music and Performing Arts, Private University Conservatory Vienna). His first engagements took him to the Schauspielhaus in Vienna, to the Johann Strauss Operetta in Vienna, to the Herbsttage Blindenmarkt and to the Schönbrunn Music Theater.

In 2004 Fuchsberger received the special prize at the 3rd Intern. competition for young choir directors and in 2005 the Erwin Ortner Prize for the promotion of choral music and conducted radio recordings with the RSO Bratislava. In 2009 he was guest conductor of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra in South Africa, worked as choir director and conductor of the Lehár Festival in Bad Ischl, was second conductor at the Burgarena Reinsberg Festival and led the premiere of the visualized Linzer Klangwolke as part of Linz09.  Since 2009, Fuchsberger also works as a guest conductor of the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic with a large number of concerts and special programs and works together with the artist Lea Anders on music concepts. From 2009 to 2016 he was responsible for the Salzburg University Orchestra and from 2010 to 2014 he was artistic director of the Salzburg Chamber Choir. In 2015 he was involved in the founding of the vocal and instrumental ensemble "Neue Male Voices" and the folk music ensemble "Einfach g'stimmt", the chamber music ensemble Varibrass (2018 and 2019 dialogues of the Mozarteum Foundation) and the formation "Varisound". In 2016 he was guest conductor of the "Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra" in Beirut/Lebanon. In 2017 he accepted the invitation to speak at the Hamburg Voice Symposium and at the PEVoC12 in Ghent/Belgium Since 2018, Martin Fuchsberger has conducted the New Year's concerts of the Sinfonietta St. Johann im Pongau.

In autumn 2019, Martin Fuchsberger was appointed to the new Gustav Mahler Private University for Music in Klagenfurt as a new teacher for orchestra conducting, including artistic direction of the university's symphony orchestra (debut concert in February 2020). Since January 2020, Fuchsberger has also been guest conductor of the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea.