Manfred Schiebel


He was born in Vienna. At the age of seven, he join the choir "Mozart-Sängerknaben, Vienna", where his first music lessons began. He studied piano with Prof. Thomas Kreuzberger, as well as the conducting at the "Hochschule fuer Musik" in Vienna with Prof. Karl Oesterreicher, and study of accompanying with Dr. Harald Goertz.

Since 1991 he has been teaching at the Konservatorium University of Vienna and since 2002 also at University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. He has repeatedly worked with famous artists as E. Gruberova, E. Garanca, G. Bumbry, M. Zampieri, M. Erdmann, I. d’Arcangelo, F. Bonisolli, G. Taddei, L. Nucci, F. Furlanetto, S. Ramey, J. Botha, G. Tichy, R. Trost, W. Fink, Miroslav & Peter Dvorsky, Viennese Boys Choir, and many others. He also accompanated different masterclasses and worked with famous singing-teachers as Martha Eggerth, Jewgenij Nesterenko, Walter Berry, Hilde Zadek, as well as he gave masterclasses for singers and pianists, for example at The Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań.

From 1994 to 2008 he was the art director of the Choral Society „Young-Vienna“. He got big successes in many countries and in big concert halls with this choir, up to concerts for the Royal Family in Thailand. He has been working with different choirs, nowadays he leads the choir of the students in singing at University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.

Some years ago he founded a piano four-hands duo with the polish pianist Marcin Kozieł, with whom he had concerts at different places in Austria, Poland, Italy and Latvia.

His extensive repertoire, reaching from the classical song and oratorio via opera to operetta and musical, but also including chamber music and the Viennese art and Austrian folk music, makes him a much sought-after accompanist. Since he was the musical director of the Nestroy-Festival at Burg Liechtenstein with KSCH Elfriede Ott in 1993, he has been dealing with theater music and chansons more intensively.

Concerts, CD-recordings as choir director, pianist and organist, as well as appearances on TV and radio broadcasting in several continents are rounding off his activities as pianist and conductor.