Peter Waldner, Mag.

Lecturer in Organ and Harpsichord

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Peter Waldner - harpsichordist, organist, fortepiano-player, conductor, musicologist, specialist for historical keyboard instruments, early music and specially for the interpretation of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach - studied in Innsbruck, Amsterdam, Paris, Basel, Siena, San Sebastian and Daroca with Reinhard Jaud, Bojidar Noev, Gustav Leonhardt, Hans van Nieuwkoop, Kees van Houten, William Christie, Jean-Claude Zehnder, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Harald Vogel, Kenneth Gilbert, Pierre Hantai and Daniel Roth.


Actually he teaches at the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium and at the Mozarteum in Innsbruck, works as organist and choirmaster at the parish church of Mariahilf, is founder and artistic director of the early music concert series "Innsbrucker Abendmusik" as well as founder and conductor of the Tyrolean early music ensemble "vita & anima".


As solist at the historical keyboard instruments and as conductor he plays and conducts regularly concerts in the context of important festivals of early music in various European countries.


He interpreted very successfully important renaissance, baroque, classical and romantic keyboard music, particularly the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadé Mozart and Franz Schubert.

He is also discovering rare baroque music of forgotten Tyrolean composers.


Peter Waldner materialized until now more than 20 CD recordings.


He and his work was honoured with different prices, for example the Vienna Bösendorfer price or the Jacob Stainer price of the Tyrolean governement for merits of the interpretation of early music.