Welcome to the website of the Department of Piano!

"Hier ist doch gewis das Clavierland!“, wrote Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to his father in 1781 after his arrival in Vienna.

The Department of Piano still wants to give validity to this statement today.

For a variety of education of pianists at the highest professional level Bachelor- and Masterstudies for piano concert, piano vocal accompaniment and piano concert / New Music are offered. An important area of ​​the department is the early instrumental support in the preparation classes for the ages of 15-19 as well as the Enrichment Programme for the Exceptionally Gifted from the age of 6 years. Outstanding artists, most of whom are themselves active in international concert life, pass on musical values ​​of the Viennese sound and music style, including all important traditions and schools. In a professional environment, which makes enormous demands and desires the highest level of flexibility today, all musical and interpretive and technical skills required for a successful musical career should be conveyed here.

Various historically grown competitions - from the Bösendorfer competition for students of the department through the Austria-wide Josef Dicher competition to the internationally renowned Beethoven competition, which takes place every 4 years - complete the profile.


Department of Piano

Head of Department
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Christopher Hinterhuber

Associate Head of Department
Univ.-Prof. Markus Hadulla

Martina Rein
Tel.: +43 1 71155-2201

Lothringerstrasse 18
1030 Vienna