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Roland Freisitzer

Dean of Studies (Faculty of Music) / Lectureship for Classical Music and Instrumentation for Jazz/Pop Musicians and general music history (Faculty of Music)
Classical Music composition

Artistic & Pedagogical Education

  • 1992 - 1999 Studies of composition at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the class of Prof. Edison Denisov, at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the class of Prof. Alexander Mnazakanjan and at the Baku State Academy of Music in the class of Prof. Faradsch Karajew.
  • Master classes with Krzysztof Penderecki, Magnus Lindberg and Marco Stroppe. Private lessons with Alfred Schnittke and Avet Terterjan

Teaching & Research 

  • Since 2019 lecturer for artistic ensemble practice, contemporary music, conducted soloist ensemble at the Kunst- und Musik Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (MUK).
  • Since 2021 at the Friedrich Gulda School of Music


  • Various works have been published on CD by ORF, Paladino Media, Spektral Records, among others.
  • 2021 debut novel "Frey", published on 09.08.2021 by Septime Verlag Vienna

Further Work Experience 

  • Commissions and performances of his works by Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, KammarensembleN Stockholm, GAGEEGO! (contemporary music ensemble of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra), Ensemble Kontrapunkte, Ensemble "die Reihe", Ensemble Lux, Hugo Wolf Quartet, Eric Lamb, IXION Ensemble, Triple Tongue, Robert Gillinger, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Azerbaijan State Orchestra, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, "The Moscow Orchestra", Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, ALEA Ensemble Skopje and others.
  • 1994-1999 Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of "The Moscow Orchestra
  • 2002-2016 Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of "Ensemble Reconsil Vienna" Conducting activities with ensembles such as Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble GAGEEGO!, Kammarensemblen, ÖENM Salzburg, Ensemble "die Reihe", Ensemble Reconsil etc.

Prizes, Awards, Miscellaneous  

  • Various awards, including Outstanding Award of the Republic of Austria for "Dies Irae"