Musical Biography

 

Musical Biography

Jumped of the Mozart ball, as an Aquarius in 1954, I of course fell into the music of Salzburgs genius kid. My first piano piece, a Mozart - Menuett.
With 9 ½ I became a member of the Vienna Choir Boys. Traveling the world with this excellent ensemble, I learned a lot about Music and its interpretation by having had the chance to work with the great conductors of this period, like Karajan or Bernstein.
With 15 I returned to Salzburg continuing my education at the newly found “Musisches Gymnasium” and with piano and later also voice lessons at today´s Music University “Mozarteum”. After my Abitur certificate I moved back to Vienna, studying at the Music University of Vienna. During these days I sang in ensembles for ancient music, as a Soloist in Bach - Cantatas and some first performances of contemporary music, like Martin Haselböcks: Two Songs for Baritone and Organ. 1975 I composed 10 Chansons for the LP : DER KINDERKÖNIG performed by Gerald Uhlig.
Short afterwards I started to study acting on Max-Reinhardt – Seminar/ Vienna.


Between 1980 and 1990 I worked as an actor and played nice parts in Musicals : Godspell, On the Town, West Side Story, Fantasticks, Man of la Mancha, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof, Kiss me Kate, Gipsy, in Theater an der Wien, Bregenz Festival, Bern/Switzerland, Graz/ Austria, Bad Hersfeld Festival, Theater des Westens/ Berlin.
1989 I moved to Berlin, started to collect musicians and tried to do own Shows about Gershwin , Cole Porter and traditional and new Viennese Music. With my project : FRANK SINATRA STORY I had been in travelling Germany, Austria and Switzerland during the last 10 years and received the title : The Sinatra of Berlin by the newspaper TAGESSPIEGEL ( Berlin ).
In 2005 I composed and sang my first CD with own stuff : “Du bist a Wahnsinn”. Always supported by my friends of the MICHAEL – GÖTZ – BAND.