Be it as an organist or a conductor, Martin Haselböck is firmly established in many different ways in the international music scene. After studying in Vienna and Paris, he quickly gained recognition as an outstanding organist and was awarded several international competition prizes. His intensive involvement with the repertoire of classical church music as part of his work as court organist was the beginning of his conducting career and prompted him to found the Orchestra Wiener Akademie in 1985. In addition to an annual concert cycle in the Vienna Musikverein, he and his period instrument orchestra are regular guests and “Artist in Residence” in concert halls and opera productions all over the world.

Martin Haselböck is a sought-after guest conductor by international orchestras, and since 2004 has also been Principal Conductor of the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra Los Angeles. As an opera conductor, he has directed new productions at major festivals and opera houses in Europe, North and South America, most recently Handel’s “Rinaldo” and “Giulio Cesare” at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.

Martin Haselböck repeatedly presents music with new, innovative concepts: for example the project Weltgebräuche with the poet Ernst Jandl, Black Cat with the video artist Virgil Widrich or the three musical theatre pieces The Infernal Comedy, The Giacomo Variations and Just call me God with the actor John Malkovich which have been performed over 250 times worldwide.

With the RESOUND BEETHOVEN concert series, he was able to bring Beethoven’s symphonies and concerts back to the locations of their first performances and world premieres. In addition to the concerts, this resulted in highly acclaimed recordings of Beethoven’s nine symphonies, all piano concertos (with the pianist Gottlieb Wallisch) and the stage music for Egmont (with the speakers John Malkovich and Herbert Föttinger).

Martin Haselböck has been committed to the music of Franz Liszt for many years. He is the editor of all of the composer’s organ works, which he has also recorded several times. At the Liszt Festival in Raiding, Liszt’s birthplace, where Martin Haselböck and his orchestra have been organizing a series of concerts since 2012, a multi-award-winning complete recording of all of Liszt’s orchestral works on period instruments of the 19th century was created under the title The Sound of Weimar. In 2021 Martin Haselböck and the singer Thomas Hampson premiered three newly discovered orchestral songs by Liszt.
Martin Haselböck is the director of the Liszt Academy, which deals with Liszt’s music in a scientific and music-educational way. In 2021 he was awarded the renowned Franz Liszt Prize of the German Liszt Society in Weimar.

Haselböck’s numerous recordings as organist and conductor have been honoured with the German Record Critics’ Award, the Diapason d’Or and the Hungarian Liszt Prize. His most recent recordings are organ concertos by G. F. Handel played and recorded for the first time on the organ of the Wiener Musikverein. Under the new label RESOUND, Aparté music is releasing early recordings of Martin Haselböck and his orchestra as box sets, starting in 2021 with Musica Imperialis, music from the Viennese court (14 CDs).

Martin Haselböck is an honorary member of the Wiener Hofmusikkapelle and has received numerous awards, such as the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and the Arts. As a professor, formerly at the Lübeck University of Music and now at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Haselböck is the mentor of a young generation of organists.