Markus Pfandler-Pöcksteiner
Instrument: organ

Photographer: Markus Rössle ©

Pfandler-Pöcksteiner Markus


# Title Year of Originsort icon Instrumentation Category
1 "Fragments d'une liturgie céleste" - for organ and flute 2013
2 Via crucis domini nostri Jesu Christi - passion chamber oratorium 2012
3 "Music of wide scope" - cantata 2011
4 "Essay (á propos du feu)" - string quartet 2011
5 "Essay" - for small orchestra and piano 2011
6 Messmusik zur Hochzeit 2010
7 Vater unser - Chorzyklus über das Herrengebet 2010
8 "Vier Stücke zur Passion" 2009
9 Messmusik für Pfingsten 2009
10 1. Saxophonquartett 2009 - 2010
11 "Versöhnung" und "Ankunft" - Two motets 2008
12 Messmusik "Taufe des Herrn" 2007 - 2008
13 "Geistliches Konzert - über die Relieffragmente am Hauptportal des Gurker Domes" 2006
14 "Auferstanden" 2005
15 "Colloquia veteris et novi testamenti" - Oratorium 2005
16 "Judica" 2004
17 "Liedkantate für ein Totengedenken" 2004
18 "Heiligenblutler Messe" 2004
19 "Gmüner Meßmusik 2003" 2003
20 Andante - 5 pieces 1996
21 Sammlungen didaktisch-liturgischer Musik für die Altenburger Sängerknaben
22 "O Heiland reiß die Himmel auf" - cantata
23 "Agnus Dei" - Chor a capella
24 "Three unfinished lovesongs"
25 "Tobit" (Fragment) - symphonic poem for brass orchestra
26 "Wieder will mein froher Mund"
27 Tubachöre zu den Passionen der synoptischen Evangelien

General Information

Year of Birth:  1979
Place of Birth:  Zwettl
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PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

school leaving examination

1999 - 2005

catholic church music: organ and improvisation (Franz Danksagmüller, Guido Maier and Klaus Kuchling), 2nd diploma-examination with distinction

1999 - 2005

catholic church music: composition, 2nd diploma-examination with distinction

1999 - 2005

catholic church music: choral conducting, 1st diploma-examination

1999 - 2005

catholic church music: choral conducting, 1st diploma-examination

1999 - 2005

catholic church music: choral conducting, 1st diploma-examination

1999 - 2005

catholic church music: Gregorian chant (Josef Kohlhäufl)

2002 - 2007

vocal pedagogy: classic chant (Peter Thunhart), 1st diploma-examination with distinction


ever since training to become psychotherapist; psychotherapeutic remedial course (Vereinigung Rogerianische Psychotherapie)


1992 - 1998

regular performances as liturgic as well as concert organist


ever since leader of the chamber choir


ever since numerous organ performances and concerts


ever since organist and Kapellmeister of the Abbey Altenburg/Lower Austria


ever since regular participation in the chamber-music festival "Allegro vivo"


ever since member of the church music comission

2009 - 2011

conception, publishing and presentation of the first volume of the "Altenburger Chorhefte" containing choral pieces of the Altenburgian choir-leaders since 1961 (in cooperation with J. S. Kreuzpointner and the church music department of the diocese St. Pölten)


musical direction of the 50th anniversary concert

2011 - 2012

innovation of the conciliatory concert series "An sich ... Chormusik"

2011 - 2012

artistic direction of the concert "Shalom - Music between friends"

2011 - 2012

publishing of "Johannes-Passion" by Johann Steuerlein from 1954 (in cooperation with Wolfgang Schult, Katzbichler-Verlag Munich)


consultant for Gregorian chant music and choir leader of the chamber musical week "Laudate Dominum"


conceptual design of the opera-project "Kafka utopia Gmünd" together with Thomas Sautner


recording-sessions at the organ of the Abbey Altenburg/Lower Austria and with the choir Altenburger Sängerknaben

2005 - 2015

artistic director and composition of around 200 choral pieces for the choir

Performances (Selection)


Kieler Woche




invitation of the Singer-Polignac Fondation in Centre Culturel Austrichien

regular guest

Konradtagen Oberwang

music festival Grafenegg

Description of Style

As a composer I fully understand my work in the significance of the original Latin word "componere", meaning "putting something together". I am longing for combining elements that seem well-known at first, for developing them and thereby discover the potential to trigger unexpected and overwhelming, profound emotions.
I feel that the motto of renaissance composers, which was to create the ever new out of the ever same, is still a wonderful basis for composing: the motet, the quartet, the sonata, the mass or the passion – none of them is dead, but can still be structure for the main content of music – the expression of emotional processes.


Markus Pfandler-Pöcksteiner, from: Homepage of the composer, February 2015

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