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Hildegard Starlinger, Mag.

Lecturer for Speaking and Speech Design, acting lessons for singers

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg
Hildegard Starlinger was born in Upper Austria. Before completing her acting studies at the Franz Schubert Conservatory in Vienna, she finished her nursing diploma in Salzburg. Furthermore, she graduated  with "Mag.ᵃ for Law and Communication" - an individual diploma study - at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg. Performing engagements took her to the Stadttheater St. Pölten, to the Salzburg and Bregenz State Theater and to the Bregenz and Salzburg Festival, as well as to various stages in Austria (for example: Theater ECCE, Kleines Theater, ARGEkultur), Germany and South Tyrol. Since 2003 she has been working intensively on her own cross-over- productions. She combines elements of language (including sign language), music, dance and video. In 2017 she received an award from the Pro Salzburg State Cultural Foundation. As a director, Hildegard Starlinger interests led her to current and socially critical interpretations (such as Chorphantasie by Gert Jonke, wir schlafen nicht by Kathrin Röggla). One of her most important projects is the film Silent Night, (interpretation of the song by a sign language choir - produced in 2018 for the Salzburg Museum), as well as the TV ad voluntarily is different for the women's emergency call Salzburg (FS1).

Starlinger works as a speaker for the ORF and arranges readings. Seminars and lectures on the subject of voice, language and expression (for example: educational colleges, educational institutions, companies, University of Applied Sciences Puch/Urstein) complete her work. From 2008 to 2014 she worked as a lecturer for voice and speech at the Salzburg University of Teacher Education, where she also started an international teaching career. Since 2012, Hildegard Starlinger teaches speech technique for singers at the Tyrolean State Conservatory and, since 2014, acting for singers. In this context, she also supervises students (singing pedagogy) at the University of Mozarteum.

Since 2014, she has been working as a Lecturer for Speech and Speech Design at the Orff Institute for Elemental Music and Dance Education at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. In the course of her teaching activity, she also initiates and supervises projects with students (for example: Die Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters). Her focus in artistic and pedagogical work is a clear structure, as well as the respectful treatment of people in order to promote an individual development of creativity.