Holger Busch

Holger Busch received his first piano lessons at the age of 4. He studied piano and choral conducting in Hanover, at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at the Musikhochschule (today: University) Vienna with professors Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Michael Krist, Oleg Maisenberg and Rudolf Kehrer as well as Walter Hagen-Groll. In 1998 he received the concert diploma for Magister artium.

As a soloist with orchestra, in piano recitals and as a chamber musician, he performs throughout German-speaking countries, Europe, Asia and Australia and has been invited to festivals such as the European Classical Music Festival Dortmund, the Steirischer Herbst, Aspekte Salzburg and others. As musical director, he has participated in numerous first performances of the Austrian Ensemble for New Music. He has played as a duo with the pianist Margarete Babinsky, as evidenced by two CD recordings on the capriccio label with works by Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich, as well as radio productions for ORF and WDR.

His keen interest is in playing together as a chamber musician or song accompanist, he has directed the internationally renowned children’s choir Gumpldskirchner Spatzen in over 30 performances at the Vienna State Opera, has been a lecturer at the Vienna Master Classes and is a juror at various (youth) competitions.

Pedagogy has been a special concern of his for many years. He teaches piano and musicology at the Vienna Music School and holds creative positions. His method (“Das Wozu-Was-Wie”) serves the training of artistic personality in connection with the empowerment of independence at all levels of development.