Richard Wagner Konservatorium


The closing date to request an entrance examination to the Richard Wagner Conservatory for the Summer Semester is the 15th of March.
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Beatrix Darmstaedter graduated from Musicology, Saxophone Classic, Philosophy and Cultural
Communication Management with honours. In 1998, she completed her doctorate in Musicology at
the University of Vienna. Subsequently, she was research assistant and taught music history at variousuniversities and conservatories in Austria, Hungary and France. In 2021, she was bestowed veniadocendi at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Since 2001, she had worked as curator of historical musical instruments at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. Her main organological research topic is the application of 3D-CT (non-contact) measurement of historical woodwind instruments.

In addition, she researches the biographies of Viennese (Court) instrument makers, and
performance practice issues in relation to the development and construction of instruments. She is co-editor of several anthologies, has published 6 monographs and more than 90 scientific articles.
As a saxophone player, she participated in countless concerts as soloist as well as orchestral musician, was involved in many contemporary music projects and several CD productions. Since 2012, she teaches saxophone at the then opened Richard-Wagner-Conservatory in Vienna.