Holger Busch

Holger Busch began taking piano lessons at the tender age of four. He studied piano and choral conducting in Hannover, at the Salzburg Mozarteum and at the Vienna University of Music with teachers including Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Michael Krist, Oleg Maisenberg, Rudolf Kehrer and Walter Hagen-Groll. In 1998 he received his MA and the concert diploma with distinction.

Diversity is the main aspect of his self-image as an artist. Busch has given piano recitals in most European countries, in Asia and in Australia and has appeared at the European Classic Music Festival in Dortmund, the Styrian Autumn Festival, “Aspekte” in Salzburg and other music festivals. He has directed numerous premieres with the Austrian Ensemble for Contemporary Music (OENM). With Margarete Babinsky he played piano duo, also making recordings for the label “capriccio” with works of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. In addition he has made radio recordings for ORF and WDR.

He is especially interested in Chamber music and accompanying vocalists. He was assistant leader of the internationally renowned Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen children’s choir, which he conducted in more than 30 performances at the Vienna State Opera. He was tutor at the “Vienna Master Classes”, regularly lectures at several workshops (e.g. EPTA Austria) and is asked to attend the jury of numerous competitions.

Musical education has been his special concern for many years. He teaches at the Musikschule Wien also fulfilling constitutive tasks. His method (“Whereto, What and How”) is intended to form the artistic character to self-reliance on any level of development.