conductor & organ
The Austrian conductor Martin Haselböck hails from a famous family of musicians. Early in his career, he gained an international reputation as an organ soloist, working with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Riccardo Muti and many others. His recordings as an organist have brought numerous awards, including the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis, Diapason d’Or and Hungarian Liszt Prize. He has released over 50 CDs as a soloist, including the recent release of the complete works for organ by Liszt on the NCA label.
Haselböck’s immersion in the great repertoire of classical church music through his role as court organist of Vienna inspired him to establish the period-instrument orchestra Wiener Akademie in 1985. Over 60 recordings with Wiener Akademie, in repertoire ranging from Bach to the early 20th century, have been released under his direction.
Haselböck enjoys a busy career as a guest conductor with the world’s leading orchestras. He has conducted the national philharmonic orchestras of major European cities, the Wiener Symphoniker, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Dresdner Philharmonie, Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi Milano, Orchestre National de Lyon and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, and he leads an annual cycle of Viennese Classical works with the Hamburg Symphony.
In North America, his conducting engagements have included concerts with the Pittsburgh, Washington, San Francisco, Detroit and Toronto symphony orchestras; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Philadelphia Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Haselböck has received numerous honors and awards, including the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, Prague Mozart Prize and Hungarian Liszt Prize.