Johannes Hiemetsberger

Choir Jury & Workshop Lecturer

Johannes Hiemetsberger was born in Kaltenberg, Upper Austria.
He established and leads the “Chorus Sine Nomine”, the vocalist ensemble “Company of Music” and the youth choir „Neue Wiener Stimmen“, which is an initiative of Jeunesse Austria. After a lot of formative musical experiences with Wolfgang Mayrhofer at the music grammar school in Linz he has been educated at the Brucknerkonservatorium Linz (Trumpet), at the Konservatorium Wien University (conducting with Georg Mark and early music) and at the University of Music and Performing Arts (music education; choral conducting lessons at Johannes Prinz) he got important impulse by Herwig Reiter and Erwin Ortner, who appointed him to the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 1998. There he teaches as Univ.Prof choral and ensemble conducting and is above all as an international referent of different vocal seminars and choral conducting workshops (“Europa Cantat” in Nevers and Barcelona, Workshops on the Philippines and in Taiwan,…).

Since 2008 he is the artistic director of the “Stimmen-Festival Freistadt” (, which connects the quality of vocal summer courses with the fascination of an corresponding festival.

As conductor he regularly works with ensembles like the “Camerata Salzburg”, the “L’Orfeo baroque Orchestra”, the “Wiener Akademie”, the wind section of the “Wiener Symphoniker” or the “NDR Choir Hamburg”.

Johannes Hiemetsberger has been rewarded with the Ferdinand Grossmann prize and the „Erwin Ortner Foundation“ prize for the promotion of choral music.