Joseph Breinl studied the piano in Munich with Karl-Hermann Mrongovius and Gitti Pirner. Winning a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes he attended the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, graduating in 2003 with the highest distinction. Joseph worked closely with Irwin Gage and Graham Johnson, who have both remained important musical influences in his career.

Numerous radio broadcasts and high-profile appearances have earned Joseph Breinl a reputation as one of the most highly respected piano accompanists and chamber musicians of the younger generation. He has performed to critical acclaim at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein, the Semperoper Dresden and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Last season’s engagements included recitals with prestigious artists such as Waltraud Meier, Christianne Stotijn, Miah Persson and Audun Iversen at venues including the Beethovenfest Bonn, Fundación Privada Victoria de los Ángeles Barcelona, Konzerthaus Dortmund and Teatro alla Scala Milan. Some future engagements for Joseph include accompanying Waltraud Meier in a recital at the Zurich Opernhaus and the Wiener Staatsoper, and a recital with Christianne Stotijn at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Since 2010 Joseph Breinl has been professor of song interpretation and vocal accompaniment at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.

Photo: Melanie Paul