Reinhard Schobesberger was born in 1978 in Vöcklabruck (Upper Austria). He had his first piano lessons in his hometown Frankenmarkt and in Salzburg at the Mozarteum Salzburg with Prof. Heinz Walter. At the age of fourteen he transferred to the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz to study with Prof. Gottfried Hemetsberger (piano performance, piano pedagogy) and with Prof. Brett Leighton (organ).
In 2000 he came to Vienna to continue his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts. There, he finished his piano – studies with a Master’s degree in 2006. In Vienna he studied with Prof. Noel Flores, Prof. Stefan Arnold and Prof. Harald Ossberger.
Numerous attendance at masterclasses – e.g. with Bela Alterman, Lidia Kozubek, Rudolf Kehrer, Viktor Teuflmayr et al. – completed his artistic development.
Schobesberger won prizes at the following competitions:
- Laureate at the International Competition for young pianists in Rome 1996
Winner of the Bösendorfer Scholarship in Linz 1994
Multiple winner of the Austrian competition “Prima La Musica”
Isidor Stögbauer Scholarship 1996, 1997 and 1998 in Linz
Schobesberger played recitals solo and with orchestra in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Romania, Argentina and China. He furthermore is concerned with contemporary music as a soloist and in chamber music. He performed pieces by Wolfram Wagner, Lukas Haselböck, Akos Banlaky et al. For ten years he plays the organ in Vienna and its environs in several churches (e.g. St. Stephen’s Cathedral, St.Charles’ Church, St. Anne’s Church, Franciscan Church) on occasion of services and recitals.
For a long time Schobesberger is active as chamber musician and as accompanist; he regularly works with singers, wind and string players. Since autumn 2013 he acts as repetiteur and instructor for highly talented young musicians from all over the world at the Amadeus International School Vienna. In October 2014 the Cd “Moments of Youth” was launched in which Schobesberger is the accompanist and Duo – partner of a young Cellostudent of this school.