The Austrian conductor Martin Haselböck maintains a multifaceted presence on the international music scene. Following studies in Vienna and Paris he earned an outstanding reputation as organist, and soon began an intensive career as a conductor. In 1985 he founded Orchester Wiener Akademie. In addition to presenting an annual concert series in Vienna’s Musikverein, he and his period-instrument orchestra are invited to perform in concert halls and opera productions throughout the world. He has also been the music director of the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra in Los Angeles since 2004.
Martin Haselböck is a frequent guest conductor of international orchestras, including the Wiener Symphoniker, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg. In Germany he has conducted the Gewandhausorchester, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Staatskapelle Weimar i Dresdner Philharmonie, among many others.
Working in theatre, he has led new opera productions in Salzburg, Vienna, Schwetzingen and in the opera houses of Cologne, Hannover, Hamburg, Halle and Buenos Aires. With the actor John Malkovich and director Michael Sturminger, he created the musictheatre pieces The Infernal Comedy, The Giacomo Variations and Just Call Me God.
Since 2014, Martin Haselböck has presented the concert series “Resound Beethoven” in Vienna, bringing Beethoven’s symphonies back to the original venues where they received their first performances. He has performed complete cycles of Beethoven’s symphonies with Orchester Wiener Akademie in Tokyo and Osaka in 2017 and in Buenos Aires and Bogotá in 2018.
Martin Haselböck records extensively. His solo organ and orchestral recordings have been awarded the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis (now the ECHO Klassik), Diapason d’Or and the International "Ferenc Liszt" Record Grand Prix and include the complete organ and orchestral works of Liszt (NCA and Gramola) and the ongoing series of Beethoven Symphonies for the Alpha label.