The principal conductor of the Salzburg Wind Philharmonic, Hansjörg Angerer, was born in Rattenberg, Tyrol and studied horn in Innsbruck and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Further he studied repertoire under Hermann Baumann and conducting under Edgar Seipenbusch.
Hansjörg Angerer played horn in the Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra, he later took over the horn classes at the conservatories of Tyrol and Vorarlberg. From 1988 Hansjörg Angerer was professor of horn at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and additionally, from 2000, he had a professorship at the University of Music in Nuremberg.
He has also given guest performances with various orchestras, for instance, the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Camerata Salzburg, performed as soloist and chamber musician on the horn and the natural horn and gave concerts with Austrian and foreign orchestras and ensembles. A number of contemporary composers have written works for the versatile horn player. As soloist on the horn and the historic natural horn, Hansjörg Angerer has recorded several compact discs 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 directed by Wolfgang Brunner. This recording was awarded the “Pasticcio Prize” by ORF-Ö1, Austrian Radio.
Since the founding of the Salzburg Wind Philharmonic – known formerly under the name Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg – in 2002, Hansjörg Angerer as principal conductor has given this orchestra a distinctive profile. In concerts as well as on impressive CD recordings he succeeded primarily by evolving a unique sound aesthetic as well as special artistic interpretations of the Salzburg Wind Philharmonic and has established it as one of the leading international symphonic wind orchestras, as reflected in excellent reviews in the specialist press.
Worthy of special mention here is for instance the highly acclaimed world premiere of the first German-language opera for wind orchestra, Die Sennenpuppe by Ernst Ludwig Leitner who was essentially inspired by Hansjörg Angerer to compose the work. Besides several successful guest concerts (among others in St. Petersburg, Munich, Duisburg, Vienna and Innsbruck) the annual Epiphany Concert by the Salzburg Wind Philharmonic conducted by Hansjörg Angerer and broadcast live on television (for instance on ORF III, BR and Servus TV) is a special musical highlight.
The successful work of the charismatic conductor Hansjörg Angerer with the Salzburg Wind Philharmonic is documented on several CDs , which have been highly acclaimed by international expert reviewers who described them as “sensational”, “musically outstanding” and “brilliant”.