Master Musician Clemens Zeilinger
Master musician of sensitive and delicate tones
Lightness for every sense
When his fingers fly over the piano keys, Clemens Zeilinger proves that “as a master of tone colour, he knows how to mix soft poetry with vigorous energy,” says the Oberösterreichische Nachrichten newspaper about the pianist born in Vienna. Zeilinger began his studies at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, continuing on to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. His concert tours have taken him all globally from Europe, to the USA, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Iran and Oman.
As a soloist, he has worked with many renowned orchestras including the Orchestra of the Royal Academy London, the South Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. A large part of his artistic activities are devoted to chamber music and accompaniment to lieder. “When I was young, my favourite classic recording was Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas by Friedrich Gulda. That breathtaking interpretation infected me with the Beethoven virus,” said Zeilinger. In 2008, the Brucknerhaus in Linz offered him the opportunity to perform a cycle of all the sonatas over a period of a few months.
In 2011 and 2012, he was named Artist in Residence there. Zeilinger has also been awarded the title Artist of the Year – by the Austrian radio station Ö1. He currently teaches at the University of Music in Vienna and at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz. Clemens Zeilinger has been artistic director of the Musiksommer Kremstal-Phyrn festival since 2013.
Hard work made light
Who, other than Zeilinger, can master “the hard pianistic work of making powerful chords seem completely effortless” and “knows how to cast a sensitive, delicate tone spell over his audience”, seeks lightness not only acoustically, but visually. That is why Zeilinger’s eyewear of choice is a Titan Impressions model. With its perfect fit, it accompanies the artist in concert in perfect unison as well as in his daily life.