Famous Conductors from Austria

List of notable or famous conductors from Austria, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in Austria and even some popular conductors who immigrated to Austria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Austrian conductors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These conductors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known conductor from Austria is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Max Steiner and Gustav Mahler.

This historic conductors from Austria list can help answer the questions "Who are some Austrian conductors of note?" and "Who are the most famous conductors from Austria?" These prominent conductors of Austria may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Austrian conductors.

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  • Alexander von Zemlinsky
    Dec. at 70 (1871-1942)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    Alexander Zemlinsky or Alexander von Zemlinsky (14 October 1871 – 15 March 1942) was an Austrian composer, conductor, and teacher.
  • Alfred Rosé
    Dec. at 72 (1902-1975)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    Alfred Eduard Emmerich Rosé (11 December 1902, Vienna –7 May 1975, London, Ontario, Canada) was an Austrian composer and conductor. He was the elder brother of Alma Rosé, son of Arnold Rosé, and the ...more
  • Anton Schindler
    Dec. at 68 (1795-1864)
    Anton Felix Schindler (13 June 1795 – 16 January 1864) was an associate, secretary, and early biographer of Ludwig van Beethoven. He was born in Meedel, Moravia, and died in Bockenheim (Frankfurt am ...more
  • Anton Webern
    Dec. at 61 (1883-1945)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    Anton Friedrich Wilhelm von Webern (German: [ˈantɔn ˈveːbɐn] (listen); 3 December 1883 – 15 September 1945) was an Austrian composer and conductor. Along with his mentor Arnold Schoenberg and his ...more
  • Arnold Schoenberg
    Dec. at 76 (1874-1951)
    • Birthplace: Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria
    Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg (, US also ; German: [ˈʃøːnbɛɐ̯k] (listen); 13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian, and later American, composer, music theorist, teacher, writer, and ...more
  • Artur Bodanzky
    Dec. at 61 (1877-1939)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    Artur Bodanzky (also written as Artur Bodzansky) (16 December 1877 in Vienna – 23 November 1939 in New York) was an Austrian-American conductor particularly associated with the operas of Wagner.