Clemens Zeilinger Piano
Clemens Zeilinger was born in Vienna. He began his studies at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz and later continued at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Among his teachers were Roland Keller, Peter Barcaba, Heinz Medjimorec, Georg Ebert (Chamber Music) and Anton Voigt. He attended master classes with Leonard Hokanson, Oleg Maisenberg, Ludwig Hoffmann and Andrzej Jasinski.
Clemens Zeilinger won awards in several competitions: Winner of the Austrian Youth Music Competition “Jugend musiziert”, Winner of the European Youth Music Competition in Antwerp and Laureate of both the Beethoven Competition in Vienna and the European Chamber Music Competition at The Hague.
He was awarded the “Bösendorfer Scholarship” on several occasions.
In 2008 he was appointed “Artist of the Year” by the Austrian ORF-Radio station Ö1 on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
His concert tours have included all of Europe, the US, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Iran and Oman. He has been soloist with many renowned orchestras, such as the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, the Lower Austrian Symphony, the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz, the Orchestra of the Royal Academy in London, the South Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Zagreb Philharmonic.
Clemens Zeilinger devotes a great part of his artistic life to chamber music (member of Delon Piano Quartet, cooperation with Ventus Quintett Salzburg) and Lied accompaniment (cooperation with Anna Maria Pammer, Andreas Lebeda and Michaela Selinger).
Zeilinger teaches piano at both the University for Music in Vienna and the Anton Bruckner University for Music in Linz.
In 2008 and 2010 he presented two highly acclaimed piano recital cycles at the “Brucknerhaus” Linz, one of which comprised all Beethoven piano sonatas, the other being devoted to works by Franz Schubert. For 2011 and 2012 Zeilinger has been awarded the title of “Artist in Residence” at the “Brucknerhaus” in Linz.
The artist has launched several CDs with works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Dmitri Schostakowitsch und Erwin Schulhoff.