Alexander Josef Mayr, Prof. MMMMag.

Head of the Department of artistic research
Contact: alexander.mayr (at) haydnkons.at

Education:

  • Study of history and German philology at the University of Vienna (graduation with honors)
  • Study of vocal performance and vocal pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna; graduation with honors in the fields of Art Song and Oratorio, musical stage performance and vocal pedagogy
  • Postgraduate Diploma Course for Concert Singers at the Royal College of Music in London
  • Study of vocal performance at the Private University-Conservatory Vienna (these days the MUK – Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna)
  • University course in the teaching of breathing, voice and movement at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Pedagogical Experience:

  • Since 2006: Voice studio at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory Eisenstadt
  • Since 2017: Head of the Department of artistic research at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory Eisenstadt
  • Since 2009: Senior Lecturer of singing and vocal technique at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
  • Professor at national and international master classes for singing
  • Leader and instructor of various workshops and week-long courses
  • Juror for national and international music competitions
  • Voice teacher and voice department coordinator in the schools of Lower Austria; co-author of the current Austrian school syllabus “Song and Voice“
  • Conductor of ensembles and orchestras
  • German language coach for musicians in Austria and abroad

Artistic Experience:

  • Soloist under conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Erwin Ortner with orchestras such as the Concentus Musicus Vienna, the Vienna Philharmonic, including performances at festivals such as the Styriarte in Graz, the Vienna Festival, the Salzburg Festival, and many others
  • Art song recitals in Austria and abroad
  • Performances in operas and other stage works from the seventeenth century through the present
  • Countless world premieres of contemporary music
  • Member and soloist of the Arnold Schoenberg Choir Vienna, the Chorus of the Vienna State Opera and others
  • Performances as a jazz singer
  • Ensemble member of the Vienna Imperial Court Theater