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Gerald Mair,
was born in Lienz on May 03, 1988 and grew up in a family of musicians. Consequently he started playing the piano at the age of five, attended a high school focusing on music and successfully completed a course for conductors in 1999. At the age of 12 he started his education and training on his second instrument, the double bass. Two years later he added the violin.

In spring 2005 Gerald Mair was admitted to the "Stadtorchester Lienz", where he got to know the repertoire of a symphonic orchestra. After finishing a course for bandmasters and participating in courses for conductors, he founded the "Salonorchester Lienz" in autum 2005. In the following years he managed several concerts in musical respects.

His choice of music pieces focuses on composers of Viennese Classicism, the dynasty of the Strau▀ family, but also works of the avant-garde and modern times. Concerts like "Christmas in Lienz" emphasize that in particular. As certainly one of the youngest conductors, Gerald Mair was a prize winner of the competition "Mozartino" (The First Austrian Award for Young People). The "Mozart Quadrille op. 4", which was especially composed for that competition, had its premiere in the House of Music. In autum 2009 Gerald Mair founded the "Klangvereinigung Wien" with friends within the music business. As conductor in charge of this orchestra, he caused a sensation in a two-week tour through China around the New Year of 2010. In the course of this tour they could open the highly modern "Poly Theatre Hefei".

Alongside all these activities Gerald Mair is also responsible for the artistic management of the "Alt-Wiener Tanzorchester", with whom, among other events, he performed at the "Wiener Stadtfest" and, more frequently, at balls and events in Vienna, like the debut at the renowned "Russian Ball" in Vienna's Imperial Palace. In co-operation with the Fachhochschule St. P÷lten, the recording of a commercial followed in February 2010.