born 1928 in Bregenz, has lived in Salzburg since 1932. From 1952-1972 he worked as an actor, stage director and author in Vienna and was a professor and rector at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts “Mozarteum” in Salzburg from 1972 -1998. He was also the founder of the university’s institute for Game Studies and Play Pedagogy. He has received several honors and awards. His recent publications include “Mozart – Glück, Spiel und Leidenschaft” (2003) and “Mozart – Geld, Ruhm und Ehre” (2009).