Georg Tintner

Conductor and composer, born 22.5.1917, died 2.10.1999


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Biography

Georg Tintner sang in the Vienna boys choir as a child and studied composition and conducting with Joseph Marx and Felix Weingartner. He began his career as assistant conductor at the Vienna Volksoper. He also had first successes as a composer in Vienna.

Tintner emigrated to the UK in 1938, and then left in 1940 to New Zealand, where he worked as piano teacher, conductor and farmer.
After the war he accepted conducting and coaching engagements in New Zealand, Britain and Australia as well as South Africa often under difficult circumstances. Since 1970 he worked mostly in Australia, until eventually becoming director of Symphony Nova Scotia in Canada, where he made many highly acclaimed recordings notably of Bruckner.


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