Pierre Pitzl

Pierre Pitzl studied guitar at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, received his soloist diploma with honors. At the Schola Cantorum in Basel he studied lute with Eugen Dombois, Hopkinson Smith and Jürgen Hübscher and chamber music and thorough bass with Jesper Christensen. Subsequently, he studied viola da gamba with Wieland Kuijken and Christoph Coin. For several years he has also been active as soloist and accompanist on the baroque guitar and his concert appearances with La Galania, Ayre Espanol, Concerto Köln, Concentus Musicus Wien, Ensemble Daedalus, Accademia Montis Regalis and others. 

He is the director of the ensemble „Private Musicke“ with which he has recorded several CDs for ORF Edition Alte Musik, ACCENT and Deutsche Gramophone. They have been distinguished with critical acclaim and international prizes (Diapason D’Or, 5* Fono Forum , Goldberg, BBC Music..). Since its founding in 1998, the ensemble has appeared at various European early music festivals (Festival Aix en Provence, Resonanzen Wien, Lucerne Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Festwochen Innsbruck, Helsinki Festival, Teatro Real Madrid, London Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebow, Berlin Kammerphilharmonie a.o.).

The italien program “lettere amorose” with the czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena brought them also to Japan, Corea and China.

Additionally, Pierre Pitzl has led various master classes (Fondazione Giorgo Gini Venice, Hochschule Bremen..) and taught at the Brno University as well as at the Conservatory Frankfurt/Main.