Hansjörg Angerer

The principal conductor of the Bläserphilharmonie Salzburg, Hansjörg Angerer, was born in Rattenberg, Tyrol and studied French horn under Erich Giuliani in Innsbruck and under Josef Mayr and Michael Höltzel at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Further he studied repertoire under Hermann Baumann and conducting under Edgar Seipenbusch.

Hansjörg Angerer played French horn in the Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra, he later took over the horn classes at the conservatories of Tyrol and Vorarlberg. Hansjörg Angerer has been professor of French horn at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg since 1988 and additionally, in 2000, he was appointed professor at the University of Music in Nuremberg.

A number of contemporary composers have written works for Angerer. As soloist on the French horn and the natural horn and together with a horn ensemble, Hansjörg Angerer has recorded several compact discs (e.g. the world premiere recording of the Concerti for Natural Horn and Orchestra by J. Punto and A. Rosetti) for Koch Classic/Schwann to great international acclaim. In 2006 Hansjörg Angerer made a sensational CD of Mozart’s Horn Concertos on the historic natural horn accompanied by the ensemble Salzburger Hofmusik/Wolfgang Brunner. This recording was awarded the “Pasticcio Prize” by ORF-Ö1, Austrian Radio.

Since the founding of the Bläserphilharmonie Salzburg in 2002, Hansjörg Angerer has played a major role in shaping this orchestra as its principal conductor. He has succeeded in positioning the Bläserphilharmonie as one of the leading international wind symphony orchestras, both in concerts and through impressive CD recordings - primarily through the development of a very special sound aesthetic - which is also reflected in excellent reviews in the specialist press. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

The extensive repertoire of the Bläserphilharmonie Salzburg - which includes original compositions as well as special wind symphonic instrumentations - ranges from baroque, classical and romantic music to traditional Austrian music and contemporary compositions. Of particular note is the highly acclaimed premiere of the first German-language opera for wind orchestra, "Die Sennenpuppe" by Ernst Ludwig Leitner, whose composition was largely initiated by Hansjörg Angerer. In addition to several successful guest concerts (e.g. in St. Petersburg, Munich, Duisburg, Vienna or Innsbruck), the annual Dreikönigskonzert of the Bläserphilharmonie under the direction of Hansjörg Angerer - which has already been broadcast live several times on television (e.g. on ORF III, BR and Servus TV) - represents a special musical highlight.

The charismatic conductor's successful work with the Bläserphilharmonie Salzburg is documented by numerous CD recordings.