Gerhard Wimberger

Austrian composer and conductor Gerhard Wimberger was born on 30 August 1923 and studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum.

After serving in the army in World War II, he was a vocal coach at the Vienna Volksoper and then a conductor at the Salzburg Theatre.

Later he taught conducting and composition at the Salzburg Mozarteum, and as a member of the board of directors of the Salzburg Festival for many years, was influential on the festival's development.

Wimberger died in October 2016, aged ninety-three.