Manuel Huber is one of the conductors of the Vienna Boys Choir; he also arranges music and lectures on choral conducting and voice training.
Huber was born in Brixen-Bressanone, South Tyrol. He started playing the piano and singing at a young age. For eight years, he sang with the Vinzentinum Boys' Choir in Brixen. At 15, Huber started conducting the choirs in his native village of Weitental and began studying piano at Claudio Monteverdi Conservatory in Bolzano. He went on to study choral and orchestral conducting, music education and psychology in Salzburg, finishing his courses with distinction.
He has conducted the Chamber Orchestra Budweis, the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mozarteum Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, he headed the youth project at an opera festival in Immling, Bavaria. For two years, he was choirmaster and voice coach of the Tölz Boys Choir in Munich.
In 2019, Huber became choirmaster of the Vienna Boys Choir’s Mozart Choir. He selects and rehearses the boys’ concert repertoire, as well as the masses for the sung services at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel. In addition, he prepares the choristers for sound recordings and film projects, and for special concerts conducted by the likes of Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Muti and Franz Welser-Möst.
Of his work with his choir, Huber said, “I love our work together, the boys’ enthusiasm for music. My goal is to teach them the tools of the trade, to understand and feel music. It is wonderful to see them grow up and come into their own.”
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