Norbert Salvenmoser, Univ.Prof. Mag.

Deputy Department Head
Focus IGP

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Norbert Salvenmoser studied in Innsbruck as well as at the University Mozarteum Salzburg in Salzburg. He completed his studies on teaching music in schools and was awarded his concert diploma with an advancement grant. He won first prize in the national competition Jugend musiziert. He attended several master-classes, given among others by Branimir Slokar, Denis Wick, Ed Kleinhammer, Armin Bachmann, Carsten Svanberg, Horst Küblböck, Christian Lindberg und Bart van Lier.


From 1984 Norbert Salvenmoser taught at the Wattens School of Music; since 1987 he has been professor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg for trombone, didactics, teaching practice, history of playing and of literature, as well as literature playing for brass instruments in Innsbruck. Since September 2003 he has been director of the Wattens School of Music in Tyrol.


He has given several concerts as a soloist, with ensembles and in orchestras, and has also made several radio recordings and CDs. He performs regularly in concerts of New Music, such as the Klangspuren in Schwaz in Tyrol. He is a member of Sound Inn Brass Austria and has undertaken several concert tours with this ensemble, for instance to South Korea, Spain and Lithuania and has also recorded CDs.


Norbert Salvenmoser has also been active internationally for many years now as a specialist for the Baroque trombone.  He gives concerts with many ensembles for Early Music such as the Musikalische Companey Berlin, L`arpa festante Munich, La banda Augsburg, the Salzburg Baroque Ensemble, the New Munich Court Orchestra, the New Innsbruck Court Orchestra, Ars Antiqua Austria, modern times 1800 and L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra. He has performed at the Rheingau Festival, at the Salzburg Festival, the Carinthian Summer, the Attergau Festival, and at the Bruckner Festival in Linz.


Norbert Salvenmoser is a founding member of the Marini Consort Innsbruck, an ensemble for early Baroque music and has performed in several productions with them. A major highlight was the world premiere of an African opera in Cape Town in 2006.


He also works together with renowned choruses such as the Stuttgart Chamber Choir, the Vienna Chamber Choir, the Salzburg Bach Choir, the Tölz Boys Choir, the Regensburger Domspatzen, the Chorus Sine Nomine, the Mainz Bach Choir and others.


He founded the Baroque Ensemble in the department of wind and percussion instruments and evolved many concert projects for this ensemble.

Norbert Salvenmoser also lectures in courses for wind instruments and at orchestra academies. He has been a jury member at Prima la Musica and other competitions.