Born: November 29, 1929 - Ebensee, (Upper) Austria Died: March 4, 1986 - Vienna, Austria
The Austrian choral conductor Hans Gillesberger studied jurisprudence as well as church music in Innsbruck and Vienna.
From 1942 to 1945 he was kapellmeister of the Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys’Choir). In 1945 he became deputy director of choir of the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera). From 1961 he was also professor at the Vienna Academy for Music. From 1965 he was artistic director of the Wiener Sängerknaben. Hans Gillesberger was one of the most renowned chorus-masters of the post-war era.
Aryeh Oron (August 2001); Peter Fulop, Mikrokosmos co. (Photo 02, May 2017)