“The conductor of an orchestra does not make a sound. He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful.”

— Benjamin Zander

Contact:

contact@maestromair.com

Vienna, Austria

Career

Gerald Mair studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He is profoundly influenced by the doctrine of Hans Swarowsky.

During the time working as a music teacher Mair developed educational workshops especially in the context of classical music, which aimed to inspire the younger generation.

When Gerald Mair turned 12, he decided to study double bass in addition to the piano-lessons he had already undertaken. He then learned the Viennese style of playing (Wiener Klangstil) with members of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

Under the guidance of Alois Glaßner (Bachchor Salzburg) and Johannes Hiemetsberger (Chorus sine nomine) he learned the particularities of leading a choir.

The interest in management and culture led him to another academic degree. His master thesis focused on human resource management, in particular on the so-called Orchestra’s Academies.

Principal Conductor

Gerald Mair is chief conductor and artistic director of two orchestras. He is responsible for planning and leading their concert programmes throughout the years.

Klangvereinigung Wien

Sinfonieorchester Lienz

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Performances

Every single concert itself is unique and drives us to reach perfection.

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Concert Tours

Music is the one single language people understand all over the world.

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Soloists

Different projects bring people together where friendships arise.

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Conducted Works

Every single analysis of a piece of classical music takes you further in understanding the composer.

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

Ludwig van Beethoven
Composer

The conductor of an orchestra does not make a sound. He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful.

Benjamin Zander
Conductor

Understandability through clarity always remains the main requirement for a conductor.

Hans Swarowsky
Conductor

Repertoire

Gerald Mair has worked on a wide range of pieces over the years, including works from the Baroque to the 20th century.

The performance of classical pieces requires extensive examination of the historical practice of performance, complete understanding of the work and knowledge of the circumstances and purpose for which it was written.

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