Thomas Hochradner, Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.

University Professor in Historical Musicology

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Hochradner (* 1963), Doz. for historical musicology, is head of the Department of Musicology since 2014, and encharged to head the "Arbeitsschwerpunkt Salzburger Musikgeschichte”, a research centre on Salzburgs music history, since 2011. At the same time he is member of the University Mozarteum's "Institute for the History of Reception and Interpretation of Music" which he guided as its first director from 2006 to 2010.


In his lectures and research he mainly deals with the history of music of the 17th to the 20th century, especially referring to musical philology, Baroque music, church music, reception of music and Austrian traditional music. Moreover, he offers courses in research strategies and academic writing and coaches theses for Bachelor's and Master's degrees as well as doctoral dissertations. Actually he is responsible of the doctoral studies' curriculum.


Hochradner has published numerous contrbutions in journals, anthologies and festschriften and is editor of several books, amongst them "Thematisches Verzeichnis der Werke von Johann Joseph Fux (vol. 1, 2016), “'Silent Night! Holy Night!' between Nostalgia and Reality”, “Mozart’s Church Music, Songs and Choir Music” and "SIlent Night. A companion to the song". In 2014, he acted as the Conference chair of the 16th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music in Salzburg.


Hochradner is corresponding member of the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi, Barcelona, since 2009, and participates in various national and international boards. Moreover, he was or still is member of the advisory / editorial boards of the journals Anuario musical (Consejo Superior der Investigaciones Cientificas, Barcelona), Muzikoloski Zbornik (Univerza v Ljubljani), Musicalia (Narodni Muzeum, Praha) and TheMA (Hollítzer Wissenschaftsverlag, Wien).