Wolfgang Gratzer, Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.

University Professor in Musicology

  • Mirabellplatz 1/I (Room: A01023)
  • 5020 Salzburg

Wolfgang Gratzer (* 1965), an Austrian musicologist, completed his humanities basic studies (musicology and communication sciences) at the Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg (1983 - 1988). In 1990 he completed his doctoral studies with the dissertation Zur "wunderlichenn Mystik" Alban Bergs. In 2001, he obtained his habilitation in musicology with the study Komponistenkommentare. Contributions to a History of Self-Interpretation at the University of Vienna.

Since 1989 he has been working at the University of Mozarteum of Salzburg, first at the Institute of Musical Hermeneutics, after his habilitation as a university lecturer in musicology. Together with Joachim Brügge and Thomas Hochradner, he founded the Institute for Musical Reception and Interpretation Research at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg in 2006. From October 2010 to September 2014, he was Vice-Rector for Development and Research.

From 2011 to 2014 he co-headed the inter-university PhD program "Art and Publicity" (together with Kornelia Hahn and Otto Neumaier), and from 2015 to 2018 he was responsible for the three-year transdisciplinary doctoral program »The Arts and its Effects on the Public. Concepts - Transfer - Resonance« (together with Elisabeth Klaus).

In 2015, he founded the interuniversity research initiative "Music and Migration" (together with Nils Grosch).