The Austrian tenor, Kurt Azesberger, received his first musical training as an alto soloist with the Sängerknaben of the cathedral school of St. Florian. He studied at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz and at the Music Conservatory of Vienna, and took courses in music education, music history, and singing.
Kurt Azesberger has performed in Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. He has appeared at major festivals, including the Salzburg Festspiele, the Glyndebourne Festival, and the BBC Proms. He has performed with renowned European orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Concentus Musicus Wien, and the Bachakademie Stuttgart. He has worked with such noted conductors as Claudio Abbado, Fedosseyev, Frühbeck de Burgos, Leopold Hager, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Herreweghe, Östmann, Plasson, Helmuth Rilling, and Welser-Möst.
In August 1996 Kurt Azesberger sang in a production of Arnold Schoenberg's Gurre-Lieder (as Klaus Narr) under Claudio Abbado at the Edinburgh Festival, at the Salzburg Festspiele, and at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.