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Hans Stadlmair (Conductor)

Born: May 3, 1929 - Neuhofen an der Krems, Upper Austria

The Austrian conductor and composer, Hans Stadlmair [Stadelmair], recieved his first musical education in Linz and Vienna in the years shortly after the World War II. He studied there orchestra conducting, violin and composition. In 1952 he moved to Stuttgart to devote himself to his compositional studies unter the tutelage of Johann Nepomuk David. To this day he is indebted to his important personality for his sense of service to the works of the masters, whereby he demands of himself, that he do justice to this sense if duty.

Hans Stadlmair obtained his first opportunities as a conductor also in Stuttgart, at first as choral conductor, and in time, with the experience in choral literature, as an orchestral conductor. For almost four decades, from 1956 to 1995, he was artistic director of the Münchener Kammerorchester (Munich Chamber Orchestra). This ensemble is constantly renewed with young and enthusiastic musicians. With this ensemble he travelled the on numerous tours (including Europe, the USA, South America, Africa, and Asia), gave over 4,000 concerts, and presided over countless radio recordings (over 500 alone for the Bavarian Radio). Among them were many co-productions with record companies, such as DG, Koch-International, Orfeo, Tudo-Zurich, and Denon-Tokyo. Since 1976, he has been a regular guest at the Salzburg Festival. His compositions have been honored with numerous prizes and distinctions.

Hans Stadlmair's catalogue of works as composer encompasses all possible combinations with the except of opera. He wrote mostly instrumental works, in the neo-Baroque manner, among them a Toccata for Strings and Harpsichord (1966), a Trumpet Concerto with Strings (1967), and Sinfonia serena for Strings (1970). He also wrote some choral pieces. Among the many performances they have received, have some of them been performed more than 100 times. He has also been the recipient of countless awards, among them the medal "München leuchtet", the award merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, and most recently the music prize of the city of Munich.

Source: Editions BIM Website; THAISOS Website; Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (September 2005); Manfred Krugmann (Photo 03, September 2012)

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