Georg Winfried Thoma

Georg Winfried Thoma


Lector for school practical piano playingDepartment Composition & Music Theory

Georg Thoma is a pianist, music theorist, piano improviser and piano teacher. He has been working at the Mozarteum University since 2021, first as a lecturer for music theory at the Innsbruck location, then as a lecturer for piano practice/piano practice at the Salzburg location. He is also a lecturer for music theory and aural training at the Musikhochschule Freiburg and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.

In his childhood he received lessons in violin, piano and organ. After graduating from the humanistic Ludwigsgymnasium in Munich, he completed studies in Instrumental Pedagogy Piano (B.A./M.A.) in Salzburg and Music Theory/Hearing Education (B.A./M.Mus.) in Salzburg and Munich. A degree in Artistic Piano Improvisation (M.Mus.) in Stuttgart will follow soon.

Piano improvisation in a wide range of styles from baroque to classical and romantic to jazz and new music represents an artistic focus. His main research interests: Improvisation practice in the 19th century, methods of reduction analysis (sentence models, schemes, Schenker analytics), extended tonality in the 20th century (tone fields, axes, modes), pianistic touch and timing aspects in piano playing.