24.08. - 31.08.2022  

Christian Haimel's expressive and versatile
interpretations – ranging from renaissance to
contemporary music – have earned lots of praise,
even in young years.

Following Christian Haimel's 2001 concert at
the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Austrian daily
‘Die Presse’ wrote: “Heaven knows it does not
happen every day that a guitarist is responsible
for a profound silence among the audience of a
Viennese concert hall.

The 19-year-old Christian Haimel has succeeded
in that ... he conjures up subtly differentiated
colors and moods ... he makes his instrument
sing.” “I have seen very few young musicians
who have impressed me as much as Christian.
He is already a beautiful guitar player and I am
sure he has a brilliant future”, internationally
renowned Scottish guitarist David Russell praised
Christian Haimel at his master class 2006.

Christian's career path manifested itself early.
After beginning to learn how to play guitar at
the age of six he studied with Prof. Marianne
Waidhofer at the Anton Bruckner Private University
Linz, from which he graduated with honours in
2007 and 2010. 2014 he attended the “Master in
Classical Guitar Performance” with distinction in
Alicante/ESP. Christian won national and international
acclaim at competitions in Austria's Salzburg,
Linz and Rust, Kutna Hora (Czech Republic),
Weimar (Germany), the Greek island of Crete,
in Kiev (Ukraine) and Bath (UK), among others.

Christian performed at concerts – both as a soloist
and as chamber musician – at international festivals
in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, the
United States, Chile, South Korea and Libanon.
He also teaches guitar at the municipal music school
in Linz and the “Landesmusikschulwerk OÖ” in his
home province Upper Austria. 2012/13 he taught
the classical guitar class at Anton Bruckner Private
University Linz. Christian's Debut CD, on which he
plays works by M. Giuliani, M. M. Ponce, W. Walton
and a first recording of a work by Jan Truhlar, was
released in December 2007.

His debut album was well received in Austria and
abroad, also winning the Pasticcio Prize, awarded
by Oe1, the Austrian national broadcaster's classical
music radio station. His second CD „Viaje – A Journey
through Spain“ with works by A. Jose, I. Albeniz,
F. Tarrega, M. Llobet has emerged as a bestseller.
With the CD „Bad Kreuzener Idyllen“ Christian
produced a first recording of another work by
J. Truhlar.

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