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IFO classics

Orgelkunst Ziersdorf


Curriculum - English


Originally from Zwettl, Lower Austria, Elisabeth Ullmann currently resides in Vienna. She received her musical education at the national music academies in Vienna and Salzburg and at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Elisabeth Ullmann quickly gained notice after receiving renowned awards such as the „Deutscher Schallplattenpreis“, the „Diapason Award“ and the Mozart award of interpretation „Mozart Flötenuhr“(Vienna). She was also recogniced with the „Lilly Lehmann-Medal“ of the International Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg and the first prizes at the International „Johann Sebastian Bach Competition“ in Leipzig (1976) as well as the „Anton Bruckner Organ Competition“ Linz (1978). In 2006 she was awarded „Organist of the Year“ by the musical trade journal „Organ – Journal für die Orgel“ (Germany). In 2009, Elisabeth Ullmann was awarded membership in the „European Academy of Sciences and Art“.

Elisabeth Ullmann has taught music since 1979 at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. In 1988, she became the first female Full Professor for Artistic Organ Playing in Austria. She initiated the annual „International Organ Festival Stift Zwettl“ (Austria), whose Artistic Director she remained until 2008. Today, the artist also works as a renowned advisor for building and restoring of organs.

Elisabeth Ullmann has been invited for numerous solo concerts, guest performances with orchestras, and also for master classes in nearly all European countries as well as Isreael, USA, Canada and China. Her music has been internationally broadcast on television and she has made numerous CD recordings (labels: TELDEC, MDG, IFO, organ).