Anton Voigt



Anton Voigt owes his training to celebrities such as Yvonne Lefebure in Paris and Wilhelm Kempff. His major teacher, however, was Margot Pinter, herself a student of Emil von Sauer, Eduard Steuerman, and Alfred Cortot. Through his tutors, Voigt has imbibed the spirit of the German/Austrian tradition, French piano music and Second Viennese School in direct line. Extensive studies of original sources made him well acquainted with historic performance practice.

He has performed in many European countries with a wide range of repertoire from Mozart to contemporaries, giving first performances and participating as soloist at Festivals as Cardiff Music Festival, Oxford Wellesz Centenary Festival, Carinthian Summer (Marcel Prawys Gershwin Festival), Klangbogen Vienna, Gmundner Festwochen, ars electronica festival Linz, etc. The archives of many broadcasting corporations contain recordings with the artist, e. g. BBC, BRT Belgian, ORF Austria, SRG Zurich and Lausanne.

Voigt has performed with orchestras as Spoleto Festival Orchestra, L’arpa festante Munich, Harmonices mundi and Bruckner Orchestra Linz. Never having participated in a competition himself, Voigt nevertheless has been invited numerous times to be member of juries, not only in the field of piano, but also as an expert in composition and podium appearance.

In the field of musicology Anton Voigt has contributed to appraised exhibitions, as “Die Klangwelt Mozarts” (Vienna, 1991) and “Mozart. Experiment Aufklaerung” (Vienna, 2006), and has amongst others published articles on Schoenberg and Webern in EPTA’s Piano Journal.

Professor Voigt teaches at Anton Bruckner University Linz, where in the past he also held positions of Dean of Performance Studies (1997 – 2006) and Rector (2006/07) and is President of EPTA-Austria since 2006.