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Director of Studies

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Matthias Seidel was born in Stuttgart in 1949. Within young years he received his first guitar education in Stuttgart at Edmund Wensiecki which was supplemente by regular seminars among others with Karl Scheit.

In 1969 he continued his studies at the Academy for music and Performing arts Mozarteum in Salzburg with Prof. Barna Kovats and graduated with award in 1974. A lectureship for guitar at the Mozarteum, the organisation of an active concert schedule, especially with chamber music in various ensembles, as well as the regular cooperation on the Salzburg festival followed.


1980 Matthias Seidel was awarded professor of guitar and took over a class for guitar at Mozarteum University. Within the following years many young talents could be promoted and trained in this class. Some well known guitarists who enrich the guitar scene by her activity in the concert life as well as in the educational field resulted from this class.


Master classes at home and abroad, acting as a juror at different competitions expand its educational work field. Strong commitment in organization:
Involvement in the redesign of the Salzburg School of Music, in the form of professional group line and educational work under the management of Prof. Bruno Steinschaden.

Foundation and co-organizing of different Guitarfestivals, such as Rovereto (1986), Schorndorfer guitar days (1989-99), Laufener guitar concerts (since 2002), Schorndorfer Pfingstkonzerte (since 2006), Salzburger guitar concerts (since2006) etc.
Management of an opera project with George Tabori and Udo Zimmermann at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum.

Initiation and support of the concert series "Meeting Solitaire: The Guitar" at the Mozarteum.

Management positions at the University Mozarteum:
Head of Department, Study Coordinator, Chairman of the founding convent, Chairperson of the senate etc.


Since 2000 Matthias Seidel is a founding member of the ensemble "tri (o) colore" with Mary Pine (flute) and Marcus Hartmann (violin / viola) and the "Duo Seidel" (recorder / guitar).

With these ensembles, many invitations to concerts (Festival in Kuhmo / Finland, Schorndorf Guitar days) at home and abroad as well as the design of musical projects such as, "Poetry and Music" (including Herbert Rosendorfer / Eppan), incidental music (Ruperti stage in Berchtesgaden), Museum Concerts (District Museum Waehring / Vienna, Rupertinum / Salzburg), Castle concerts, panel scores and much more.