Since being awarded the Koussevitzky Conducting Prize in 1974 at the Tanglewood Music Festival by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which was followed by his USA debut in 1975 with the New York City Opera and with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, with Itzhak Perlman as soloist,
Alexis Hauserhas established an international conducting career with numerous appearances in Europe, North and South America, and the Far East.
Born in Vienna, Mr. Hauser studied conducting at the Universitaet fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Prof. Hans Swarowsky, in addition to piano with Frieda Valenzi, violoncello with Nikolaus Hubner, choral direction with Reinhold Schmidt and contemporary music practice with Friedrich Cerha. In 1970, he graduated with distinction with the Conducting Diploma in Prof. Swarowsky's masterclass. Other conducting studies were with Franco Ferrara at the 1969 Accademia Chigiana, Siena, Italy, and with Herbert von Karajan at the 1970 Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Mr. Hauser's guest engagements include in Europe:
Vienna Symphony, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Radio Symphony, Philharmonia Hungarica, Budapest Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philarmonic and Radio-Philarmonic Hilversum, RIAS Symphony Berlin, Tchaikovsky Symphony of Radio Moscow, l'Orchestre National de Toulouse, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Zagreb, Belgrade and Ljubljana Philarmonics, the Czech State Philharmonic (Brno), "G. Enescu" Philharmonic (Bucharest), "Transylvania" Philharmonic Orchestra (Cluj), in addition to concert tours in Germany, Scandinavia and Iceland
in the United States:
New York City Opera, Chicago Opera Midwest, Symphonic Orchestras of San Francisco, Minnesota, Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle, Rochester, St.Louis and Kansas City. In addition, he has appeared at the "Grant Park Festival" in Chicago, the "Mozart Festival" in Washington D.C. and the "Berkshire Music Festival" in Tanglewood
Toronto Opera, Symphonic Orchestras of Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Otawa
in Latin America:
National Orchestras of Lima, Buenos Aires and Mexico City
in the Far East:
Philippine Philharmonic in Manila, KCM Orchestra Tokyo
Mr. Hauser has also been invited as a Guest Professor at the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School in New York; the Royal Conservatory in Toronto;Hochshule fur Musik in Graz, Austria, and at the Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo.
Among Mr. Hauser's distinctions figure the Akademie Preis of the Austrian Ministery of Cultural Affaires , the Koussevitzky Conducting Prize and the Eleanor Crane Memorial Prize of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood, Massachusetts (jury: Seiji Ozawa, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Silverstein); winner of the First International Hans Swarowsky Conducting Competition in Vienna (among the jury: Claudio Abbado and Michael Gielen); the Award of Merit of the Canadian Performing Arts Organisation (for the promotion of contemporary music), Prix Opus of the Quebec Council for Arts, "Event of the Year" for the opera "Louis Riel" by Harry Somers (Montreal, 2004)