Michaela Maria Aigner

Vertragslehrerin for piano practicum and score playingDepartment Composition & Music Theory
Michaela Aigner studied music education, church music and instrumental pedagogy with Ernst Ludwig Leitner and Josef Friedrich Doppelbauer as well as concert organ with Edgar Krapp at the Mozarteum University. Since 1999 she has been organist at the Franciscan Church in Salzburg. She performs as soloist and ensemble partner.
In 1983 she received the honorable mention award from the Ministry of Science, and in 1986/87 a work grant for studies at the Conservatoire in Strasbourg, where she worked on French organ music and works by JS Bach with Daniel Roth. She is particularly interested in early music, she attended courses with H. Vogel, LF Tagliavini, J.-C. Zehnder, G Bovet, L Rogg, and M Radulescu. She gained further artistic impulses from 1992 to 1998 through her participation in the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, including numerous concerts under Nikolaus Harnoncourt and twice in the opera "St. Francois d'Assise” by O. Messiaen at the Salzburg Festival.
Since 1989, Michaela Aigner has been teaching piano practice (accompanying practice, improvisation, basso continuo and score playing) and accompanying practice jazz/pop at the Mozarteum University. Until 1999 she also worked as a teacher for organ and score playing at the conservatory for church music of the diocese of St. Pölten and since 2001 she has been teaching organ and basso continuo at the diocesan conservatory in Linz. Playing historical organs is an important aspect of her concert activities. She was organist at the Kajetanerkirche in Salzburg, which owns an Egedacher organ from around 1700.