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Prof. Reinhart von Gutzeit

Reinhart von Gutzeit was born in Berlin in 1947. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, and at the universities of Cologne, Düsseldorf and Freiburg. He held a number of artistic and teaching positions as a violinist, violist and conductor. From 1974 to 1995 he was director of the music schools in Rheinbach and Bochum, and from 1990 to 1995 he was president of the Association of German Music Schools. He was also a board member of the German Music Council for many years.

In 1983, Reinhart von Gutzeit founded the music pedagogy journal Üben & Musizieren (Schott), whose co-editor he remains to the present day. He is the author of numerous publications, especially on subjects relating to music pedagogy and music education policy, and has been awarded the Council of Europe’s prize for journalism.

Since 1990, he has been the president of the “Jugend musiziert” competition for young musicians in Germany. He is also a jury member at a great number of national and international competitions (including the ARD Music Competition in Munich).

In 1995, Reinhart von Gutzeit moved to Austria to become the Director of the Bruckner Conservatory Linz, and was responsible for it gaining private university status and becoming the Anton Bruckner Private University for Music, Drama and Dance. In 2004 he gained a professorial qualification and was appointed university professor of music pedagogy and the promotion of music at the ABU. From 2006 to 2014 he was director of the Mozarteum University Salzburg and from 2009 to 2014 he was president of the Salzburg Biennale Festival für neue Musik.

Reinhart von Gutzeit is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and chairman of the advisory board of academies of music and arts in the state of NRW. Since 2014, he has been a member of the executive committee of the international Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation.