President and Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys Choir Founder of the Wirth Music Academy, Professor Gerald Wirth received his first musical education as a chorister of the Vienna Boys Choir. He went on to study piano, oboe, and vocal music at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz.
After that, he functioned as a choir director at the Vienna Boys Choir and the Landestheater Salzburg.
In 1991 he was summoned to the Calgary Boys Choir as Artistic Director, and later also took up the musical direction of the Calgary Civic Symphony and the vocal ensemble Sangita.
In 1998 he returned to the venue of his early musical education – the Vienna Boys Choir, where he was appointed Artistic Director in 2001, and President of this renowned institution in 2013.
Professor Wirth is also a founding father of Superar, a European initiative founded in 2008 for more music and dance in the daily life of children and adolescents. The organization stands for equal opportunities, respectful interaction, and integration in society. Wirth co-founded the project and continues to head the initiative as Superar’s Artistic Director.
Mr Wirth brings with him a wealth of knowledge and mastery in the fields of conducting and it will indeed be our privilege and honour to have him share the 500 year old system of voice training used by the VBC, as well as the contemporary evolution of choral education, and the application of various voice methods and techniques in the fields of choral education.