Mautner Michael

Lector for Project Oriented CompositionDepartment Composition & Music Theory
The composer, conductor and author Michael Mautner (*1959) studied musicology and philosophy at the University of Salzburg as well as composition at the University Mozarteum with Gerhard Wimberger and conducting with Bernhard Conz, Mladen Baŝić and Michael Gielen. In addition to his affinity  for multimedia music theater, he is engaged in researching the interfaces of perception of visual art and music.

From 1980 to 1984 Michael Mautner was musical director of the Salzburg Elisabethbühne. In the years that followed he worked as a freelance composer and conductor in Paris and in 1988 as a répétiteur at the Salzburg Festival and at the Landestheater Salzburg. He worked as a guest conductor at the Syracuse Opera Company and as a music editor at Tele-M TV Vienna for the reorganization of the music archive in the Gostelerradiofond Moscow. Since 2002 he has been a composer, music dramaturge and musical director at the Rabenhof Theater in Vienna and since 2005 he has been a scientific editor at the Hermann Publishing Group for the editions "Critical New Edition of Stage Works" and "Il Barocco Italiano". Michael Mautner works as a music curator at the Vienna Concert Gallery and has been teaching at the Mozarteum University in the Pre-College and "Applied Music" since 2015.

Works of all genres were composed by Michael Mautner - including operas, operettas, symphonic music, chamber music - with a special affinity for music theater. He has worked for stage and film, directed and initiated the multimedia music theater project COM. and has given concerts at international festivals and series of events (including Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg Festival, Steirischer Herbst, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Wien Modern, Bregenzer Festspiele).

Mautner has received numerous awards and prizes for his work (including the Silver Bear at the Berlin Festival in the youth film/music category for the feature film “Tunnelkind” in 1990, 1st prize in the Mozart composition competition of the City of Vienna/Austro Mechana in 1991). He has conducted numerous premieres of his own and others' orchestral works and ensemble pieces. Concert and opera performances have taken him across Europe and to the USA.

As an author of feuilletons, Mautner works for magazines such as "Die Presse", "Falter", "Die Furche" and others. He also writes texts for various art catalogs and specialist literature for various scientific publications. He was co-author of the stage version of "State Operetta - the Austrotragedy" based on Novotny/Zykan.

Michael Mautner lives and works in Vienna and Salzburg.