Alexander Jenner

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Alexander Jenner (born April 4, 1929 in Vienna ) is an Austrian pianist .


Jenner studied - still as a pupil - first with Paul Weingarten , from 1948 with Bruno Seidlhofer and Richard Hauser at the Vienna Music Academy (diploma 1948). In 1947 he passed the Matura and took part in a music competition for the first time. In the 1950s he began his international career as a soloist and chamber musician, also advocating new music . He worked u. a. together with conductors Zubin Mehta , Claudio Abbado , Christoph von Dohnányi , Wolfgang Sawallisch , Václav Neumann , Mariss Jansons and Isaac Karabtchevsky . In 1949 he won the Bösendorfer Prize of the Vienna Music Academy, in 1951 and 1952 the second prize at the Concours de Genève (piano), in 1952 the second prize at the Concorso Internazionale di Musica Viott, in 1952 the second prize at the Kranichsteiner Music Prize (piano) and in 1957 the first Prize at the Concurso Internacional de Piano in Rio de Janeiro.

In 1969 he became a lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 1973 he received an extraordinary professorship, from 1976 until his retirement in 1997 he was a full professor . His students include a. Harald Ossberger and Manfred Wagner-Artzt. He became President of the Vienna Beethoven Society and Vice President of the International Chopin Society . He is also active as a juror at international piano competitions and as director of master classes.

In 1980 he was awarded the Cross of Honor for Science and Art 1st Class and in 1989 the Gold Medal of Honor of the Federal Capital Vienna . In 2002 he received the Great Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria .


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  1. a b Ingo Harden : Alexander Jenner . In: Ingo Harden, Gregor Willmes: Pianist profiles: 600 performers: their biography, their style, their recordings . Bärenreiter, Kassel 2008, ISBN 978-3-7618-1616-5 , p. 343f.