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Home > Anton Mittermayr : Musicians > Anton Mittermayr


Anton Mittermayr
Erwin Falk
Thomas Lechner
Klaus Zauner
Oliver Madas
Benjamin Schmidinger
Johannes Schneider *

Anton Mittermayr


Membership in the Vienna State Opera Orchestra: 1996
Membership in the Association of the Vienna Philharmonic: 1999
Membership in the Hofmusikkapelle: 2005

Anton Mittermayr was born in Oberndorf near Salzburg and began playing the piano in 1982. He started organ lessons in 1986 and in 1988 he received his first percussion instruction from Alfred Steindl at the music school in Linz. After receiving his high school diploma, he continued his study in the disciplines of Musical Education and Instrumental Instruction, as well as Concert Percussion with Professor Horst Berger and Professor Kurt Prihoda at the College of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

While still a student and before his engagement as a timpanist of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra in 1995, he accrued orchestral experience by working as a substitute in the most well-known orchestras in Austria.  As of September 1996, he has been the principal timpanist of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic, becoming a member of the orchestral association in 1999. 

In addition to engagements as a soloist and in various chamber music ensembles, as well as being the principal timpanist in the Hofmusikkapelle Wien since 2005, Anton Mittermayr is involved in pedagogical work. Since 2002, he has taught at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Since 2012 he has led a percussion class at the Vienna Conservatory Private University and is a senior lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He is also active as a teacher at numerous international master classes in Japan, the USA and China.

In 2003, he founded his own company, Wienerpauken Produktions GmbH, for the manufacture of Viennese timpani.

Since 2012, Anton Mittermayer has been the artistic director of the chamber music formation phil Blech Wien.

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