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Conrad Artmüller

Born in Vienna 1944. Graduated from Professor Hans Swarowsky's conducting class at the Wiener Musikhochschule.

From 1966 to 1991 member of the Wiener Volksoper, where he conducted over 800 performances and 12 premieres. From 1991 on Conrad Artmüller was director of studies and conductor at the Vienna State Opera. Concert tours and guest appearances took him to Germany, France, England, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Japan and Brazil.

Since 1986 he has been musical director and conductor-in-chief of the Mödling Symphony Orchestra.

Conrad Artmüller has also made a particular contribution as a choral conductor. For many years he was director of the "Mödlinger Singakademie" and in 1983 founded the Wiener Evangelische Kantorei, which he directed until 2005 and of which he is now chairman.

In 1994 he was awarded the "Grosses Goldenes Ehrenzeichen" of the City of Vienna and in early 2003 the Austrian President awarded him the emeritus title of "Professor" for his services to art. In addition, he holds the "Grosses Ehrenzeichen für Kunst und Kultur" of the City of Mödling.

Since 2005 Conrad Artmüller has been the musical director of the newly founded festival "Opera Pannonica". In that role he has conducted numerous performances at Burg Lockenhaus of Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" (2007) and Smetana's "Bartered Bride" (2008).

Conrad Artmüller is also well known as a composer. Universal Edition has produced his orchestral version of Schumann's song cycle "Frauenliebe und Leben" (premiered in 2005 by the Mödling Symphony Orchestra). In 2009 the first performance of his setting of St. Francis of Assisi's "Song of Brother Sun" from the "Cantico delle creature" took place in the Südstadtkirche in Maria Enzersdorf.


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