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Friedrich Gürtler

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Friedrich Gürtler studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music from 1953 to 1956. After gaining his diploma, he went on to complete the postgraduate soloist class in 1957. Friedrich studied with Edwin Fisher, Paul Badura-Skoda and Alfred Brendel.

Friedrich lectured at the Royal Danish Academy of Music between 1969-1998, and in 1975 he was appointed Principal, where he continued in post until 1979. From 1972 to 1999 he was also involved in the leadership of the Opera-Academy, and became Principal from 1994-1999. In 1998 he was appointed professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in the piano department, specialising in accompaniment and coaching.

Friedrich has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in Scandinavia, Berlin, Vienna, Brussels, London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester on radio and television. He has appeared with many well-known artists including Boris Christoff, Irmgard Seefried, Michael Rabin, Mstislav Rosropovich, Ernst Haefliger, Thomas Hemsley, Norma Procter, Robert Tear, Elisabeth Söderström and Janet Baker. He also made several recordings of Danish vocal and chamber music. In the 60s and 80s, Friedrich Gürtler was a member of the Danish piano trio, Pro Arte. He regularly gives coruses and masterclasses in the UK, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and France.

He teaches at the Académie musicale de Villecroze in 2000.


Masterclass conducted
  • Voice From June 21st 2000 to July 2nd 2000