Robert Lehrbaumer is one of Austria’s most renowned interpreters and a celebrated pianist, organist and conductor. Born in Vienna, he started his career at the age of 9 when he made his appearance as a pianist in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Since then, concert tours have brought him to almost all European countries and capitals, to North, Central and South America, to the Near East, South-East Asia, Korea, and Japan, in famous locations from Vienna’s Musikverein und Konzerthaus to New York’s Carnegie-Hall and Tokyo’s Casals Hall.
Robert Lehrbaumer began to study the piano at the age of six. From eight to thirteen he was a member of the Mozart Boys Choir. Two years later, he entered the Vienna University of Music and Dramatic Art to study piano, organ, and conducting. Among his achievements, he was a prize winner of the International Organ Competition, Geneva, in 1985.
He made his first appearance as a soloist with an orchestra at age 11 and has since performed at concerts as organist, pianist and conductor. The orchestras Robert has performed with include the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphonic Orchestra, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Camerata Academica Salzburg, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and other orchestras in various countries. As a soloist he has played under the baton of Claudio Abbado, Yehudi Menuhin, Sandor Végh, André Previn, and Leopold Hager. He has also collaborated with Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Anton Dermota, Walter Berry, Angelika Kirchschlager, Bo Skovhus, Friedrich Gulda, Rudolf Schock, and Philippe Entremont.
Robert pursues his career as organist and pianist, giving piano-organ recitals for which rave reviews have been received. Already at the age of 25, he played a solo organ recital in the cycle ‘Master-Soloists’ in the Vienna Konzerthaus, together with Abbado, Sinopoli, Previn, Caballé and Brendel.
Robert has made many recordings for radio and TV stations, LPs and CDs, and has also featured in films and videos. He conducts master classes at the University for Music in Vienna and at Universities in USA and Mexico and Asia. He is artistic director of various concert series and master courses.