Wolfgang Watzinger was born in Darmstadt, Germany, and studied at the Music Academies in Freiburg, Germany and Salzburg, Austria. He has served as Professor of Piano at the Concert Performance Department of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna since 1994.

In 1971 he won First Prize at the National Piano Competition of the German Music Academies in Frankfurt. In 1973/74 he studied with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. From 1980 until 1994 he was Professor of Piano at the music academies in Berlin and Detmold.

Wolfgang Watzinger has performed with much acclaim  in major European cities, the USA, South Africa, Japan, South Korea and China. With the violinist Bruce BERG (Professor at Baylor University, Texas) he recorded the complete Violin Sonatas of J. Brahms in 2001 (Centaur Records). His Solo CD (2004, Genuin Musicproduction) includes the Paganini Variations by Brahms and the Reger Bach Variations.

Wolfgang Watzinger conducted  masterclasses in Vienna, Seoul, Tokyo and other cities. He was a jurymember of International Piano Competitions (International Beethoven Competition in Vienna 2005 and International Brahms Competition in Hamburg 1999).