Josef Wallnig, Em.o.Univ.Prof. Dr.

University Professor in Music and Dramatic Portrayal (Musical)

  • Schwarzstraße 26/HP (Room: BHP017)
  • 5020 Salzburg

Josef Wallnig was born in Salzburg, Austria, he studied piano, composition and conducting (Hans Swarowsky) at the Academies of Music in Salzburg, Vienna and Rome.

He worked as assistent of Karl Böhm at the Salzburg Festivals, where he later on (in 2006) conducted the early operas of W.A.Mozart (“Apollo et Hyacinthus” and “Schuldigkeit des Ersten Gebots”).

Since 1980 Josef Wallnig is professor for opera interpretation at the University of Music Mozarteum Salzburg; he was Chair of the Opera department as well as Vicerector of the Mozarteum. In 2006 he founded the Mozart Opera Institute MOI, which he developed to an international well known institution. In 2009 he conducted “Don Giovanni” in Peking“ and in 2013 “Bastien and Bastienne” in Macao, “La clemenza di Tito” Fielole, 2014, , “Le nozze di Figaro” London 2019, “Don Giovanni” Klaipenda/Lithuania 2019

Josef Wallnig thaught and conducted (masterclasses) in the USA, in Russia (at Bolshoi Theatre), China, Korea, Egypt as well as in many European countries.  He gives lectures and workshops about Mozart every year.
In 2008 he received the doctorship of honour of the Academy of Music Vilnius/Lithuania.

2010 Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, First Class