Music lessons at the SPIELSTATT music school

Dear music students!

The financial restructuring (Sanierungsverfahren) of Prayner Konservatorium is about to draw to a close and the premises will be taken over by the FEURICH Pianoforte company.  As a result, we can offer you high-quality music lessons within the already well established SPIELSTATT music school from early September.

We can offer individual lessons (instrumental/vocal) for 25 minutes or 50 minutes in Classical, Jazz or Pop music at the two former standpoints of Prayner Konservatorium (Mühlgasse 30, 1040 Vienna and Mariahilferstraße 51, 1060 Vienna), as well as at the SPIELSTATT standpoint within the Klaviergalerie on Kaiserstraße 10, 1070 Vienna.

In most cases it will be possible to continue having lessons with the professors you were registered with in the study year 2019/20. The managing directors of SPIELSTATT and FEURICH Pianoforte GmbH look forward to welcoming you soon.

If you are interested in having professional, high-quality music lessons at the SPIELSTATT, please write an email with your name, instrument, preferred teacher and preferred teaching location to spielstatt@gmail.com AND office@konservatorium-prayner.at

This offer is also extended to former graduates of Prayner Konservatorium who want to continue having professional music lessons within the music school framework.

Please note that the SPIELSTATT does not have Öffentlichkeitsrecht status. If you need assistance in switching to an institute with Öffentlichkeitsrecht or if you require transcripts from your studies at Prayner Konservatorium, please contact us.

We would be very pleased to welcome you again.

With best regards,
The former head office of Prayner Konservatorium


From Monday 13th July the offices at all three locations (Mühlgasse/Mariahilferstraße/Stiegergase) will remain closed.

We can send you transcripts, confirmatory documents etc. via email during the summer months,

please write an email to office@konservatorium-prayner.at

You can also arrange an individual appointment for the personal collection of documents etc. in advance by email.


From Monday 13th July our practice rooms will no longer be available.

If you are seaching for practice opportunities over the summer, please click on the following links:





We wish you all a nice summer,

The Directors of Prayner Konservatorium


Dear students!


We are happy to announce that through the measures which have been put in place by the Austrian government since 16th March, our conservatoire has made it through the crisis in good health and hasn’t had a single case of Covid-19. We thank you once again for your vast amounts of stamina and patience in these difficult times.

We hereby inform you that we will be reopening the conservatoire in stages from 18th May.


1st PHASE: Main subject lessons from Monday 18th May only for students who will perform final main subject exams before the end of the semester (Diploma exams or crossover exams – "Übertrittsprüfungen" - for the Artistic Diploma, teaching qualification exams and focus study "Schwerpunkt" exams for the Pedagogical Diploma).
Students who are due to perform such exams have the option of delaying their exams till the autumn – in this case their lessons at the conservatoire will begin from 3rd June 2020.


2nd PHASE: Main subject lessons from Wednesday 3rd June for all other students and pupils.


Your main subject professors will inform us this week which students in their class will start lessons at the conservatoire again from 18th May and which students will start from 3rd June. At-risk groups can continue with online lessons until the end of the semester.

In the link below you will find information concerning the hygiene and distancing regulations for lessons at the conservatoire.
Please read these carefully. All instructions must be strictly followed by all students returning to the conservatoire for lessons, with no exceptions.


We are glad that a return to lessons at the conservatoire is underway – even though the process may be slow and step-by-step – and we look forward to welcoming you back to the conservatoire in the coming weeks. Your health, as always, will remain the utmost priority.


The Directors of Prayner Konservatorium


Dear students,


Although restrictions against Coronavirus have become somewhat more relaxed in everyday life since 1st May and Austrian pupils who are due to take their Matura (school leaving exams) are allowed to go back to school as of today, the Austrian Education Ministry has still not given a definite date for the reopening of conservatoires.


After having been in contact with the Education Ministry and with other conservatoires in Austria, the overall impression which has been gained thus far is that a gradual reopening will probably be approved from 18th May, with students who are due to perform their Diploma or crossover examinations (Übertrittsprüfungen) this semester permitted to return first, and all other students at the end of May.


We, along with other conservatoires, have urged the Education Ministry to clarify this as swiftly as possible and we will inform you all once we have received confirmation.


Our practice rooms must unfortunately remain closed until we are permitted to reopen again. However, practice opportunities at other establishments are now becoming available again, so we recommend students who are in urgent need of a practice room to contact firms such as the Klaviergalerie and Rehearsal Rooms Vienna.






We thank you for your vast amounts of stamina and patience in these difficult times and continue to wish you all good health.

Director Prof. Franz Zettl


It is with greatest sorrow that we announce our adored Maestro, professor and colleague Maksimilijan Cenčić has passed away on Thursday 16th April 2020 after a long and serious illness.


Prayner Konservatorium expresses its deepest condolences to his family, and in particular to his wife.


Professor Maksimilijan Cenčić was born in 1951 in Rogaška Slatina in Slovenia. After training at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, he worked at the Croatian National Theatre in the same city between 1978 and 1991. From 1991 till 2014 he was a conductor and stage music director at the Vienna State Opera.


He began working at Prayner Konservatorium in 1998 as director of the orchestra and of the operatic repertoire and conducting classes. Ever since, these departments have experienced an unprecedented surge with students from all over the world. We will hold a multitude of high-quality performances in grateful memory.


Each and every one of us at Prayner – students, teachers, directors and members of staff – valued and admired him for his artistic and educational commitment.


We will miss his energy, his dedication to music and his warmheartedness, and will always cherish his work with gratitude!


We wish you a happy Easter and further good health to you, your families and your friends.


We wish to thank you sincerely for your excellent cooperation and support in what is a difficult situation for all of us. Thank you also for the strong participation in online lessons and teaching.


As announced in the press conference with Minister Dr. Faßmann on 8th April, it is very likely that we can reopen again in May – naturally under the observance of hygiene regulations.

We are currently awaiting new directives from the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) with regards to this.


The premises of the conservatoire (Mühlgasse/Mariahilferstraße/Stiegergasse) will therefore remain closed to all students until the end of the bridging phase (Überbrückungsphase).


IMPORTANT – please continue to adhere to the following guidelines and advice:


Should you fall ill with Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are required to report this to the authorities. In the event of this happening, please inform us immediately by email (office@konservatorium-prayner.at) and follow the instructions from the health authorities.


If a Coronavirus case is suspected, please call the 24-hour hotline 1450 – ONLY IF A CASE OF CORONAVIRUS IS SUSPECTED.


For questions about Coronavirus, please call the 24-hour hotline 0800 555 621 – FOR GENERAL INFORMATION.




Please continue to follow the orders of the Austrian government and stay at home. We hope to have things running normally again at Prayner Konservatorium as soon as possible.


Please contact us if you need anything and stay healthy,

The Directors of Prayner Konservatorium

Online and Distance Learning During Closure of Conservatoire (14.03.2020)

Dear students,

This morning we sent out an email with more information about online and distance learning.
If you DIDN'T receive the email:


1) Please check your spam folder and make sure your email account has enough storage space by deleting any emails no longer needed.
2) If this doesn't work, please contact us: office@konservatorium-prayner.at


The offices at Mühlgasse and Stiegergasse can still be contacted by telephone within the usual opening hours during the closure period.




Dear students and pupils,


Due to the order received by the Austrian Ministry of Education at 21:00 on Thursday 12th March, the conservatoire must remain closed from Monday 16th March up until the end of the bridging phase (the "Überbrückungsphase" as outlined by the Austrian Ministry of Education) in order to contain the spread of Corona virus.


The following measures will be taken:

  1. Individual and Group Lessons

As of Monday 16th March 2020 and up until the end of the bridging phase, no courses will be taught on the premises of Prayner Konservatorium. This also applies to individual lessons. For your individual lessons, please continue to practice and follow the instructions of your teachers over the phone, email, Skype, Zoom etc.


Selected courses will be offered online wherever possible. Further information will be sent by email in due course.


You will still be able to complete the semester as normal.


As of Monday 16th March up until the end of the bridging phase, the premises of Prayner Konservatorium (Mühlgasse, Mariahilferstraße und Stiegergasse) will generally be closed.


  1. Events

All events at Prayner Konservatorium are cancelled with immediate effect, likewise up until the end of the bridging phase. This include class performance evenings, master classes, theatre performances, song evenings, symposia, orchestra concerts, conferences, excursions etc.


  1. Practice room facilities

Practice rooms will also not be provided up until the end of the bridging phase.


  1. Office opening hours

All offices will remain closed to visitors, but the offices at Mühlgasse and Stiegergasse can be contacted by email and also by telephone within the usual opening hours. Please contact us with any requests by email or call us, we will respond as soon as possible.


Please pay tuition fees by bank transfer. As far as possible, cancelled lessons will be held at a later date in the semester.


Any urgently required documents will be sent by email.


  1. Library

The library will remain closed.


Please note that you are still required to inform the head office of Prayner Konservatorium immediately if you are suspected to have the Corona virus (by email: office@konservatorium-prayner.at) so that we can fulfil our duties to the health authorities by reporting these cases.


We would like to thank all colleagues, students and pupils for their extraordinary and brilliant support, for their contributions to creating solutions for these upcoming challenges, and for their readiness to be creative and flexible in dealing with what is a new situation for all of us.


Further information can be found on the Federal Ministry website: www.bmbwf.gv.at/corona


We wish you all good health,

The Directors of Prayner Konservatorium





Liebe Studierende und Lehrkräfte,

aufgrund der Entwicklungen zum Coronavirus und einigen Fragen von Studierenden möchten wir Sie nochmals informieren. Sollten Sie aus einer der betroffenen Coronavirusregionen einreisen bitten wir Sie die 2-wöchige Inkubationszeit strengstens einzuhalten und mindestens 2 Wochen nicht zum Unterricht zu kommen (wir bitten um 3 Wochen, die Behörden empfehlen derzeit 2 Wochen). Machen Sie sich auch keine Sorgen bezüglich eines positiven Abschlusses für dieses Studienjahr. Wir werden individuelle Lösungen für einen positiven Abschluss finden. 


Wichtig: Bitte kommen Sie auch generell nicht mit einer Grippe oder einer anderen ansteckenden Krankheit in das Konservatorium, auch im Sinne ihrer StudienkollegInnen und LehrerInnen, welche sich nicht anstecken möchten. Ein Unterricht mit Erkrankung bringt Sie, Ihre Lehrkraft und auch Ihre KollegInnen nicht weiter. Wir danken Ihnen auch schon vorab für die strikte Einhaltung. 

Wir wünschen Ihnen beste Gesundheit,
Beste Grüße
Ihre Direktion



Dear students and teachers,

Due to developments concerning the Corona virus and questions we have received from students, we would once again like to give you the most up-to-date information. If you have recently returned to Vienna from a country affected by the Corona virus, please strictly observe the incubation period of at least 2 weeks and do not attend the Konservatorium during this time period (the authorities currently recommend 2 weeks, we however recommend 3 weeks). Please don’t worry about being able to complete the study year successfully. We will find individual solutions to ensure this.


IMPORTANT: In general, please don’t come to the Konservatorium with flu or otherwise contagious illnesses out of consideration for your fellow students and teachers. Having a lesson whilst sick doesn’t help to improve matters for yourself, your teachers or your colleagues. Many thanks in advance for strictly observing this rule.

We wish you all good health.
Kind regards,

The Directors of Prayner Konservatorium


Entrance exam MUSICAL

Entrance exams MUSICAL for Wintersemester 2020/2021:

fixed appointment is the


24th of June 2020, 11:00 AM

Probebühne Stiegergasse 15-17

1150 Wien


please register at our secretary's office or via email, € 50,- examination fee.


Please prepare:

  • Two musical songs (1 ballad, 1 uptempo song)
  • A short monologue
  • Please bring appropriate clothing for dancing in given choreography

Theory Subjects & Complementary Subjects: Summer Semester 2020

The Summer Semester 2020 plan for the theoretical and complementary subjects is available to download here (click on the link below).

Alternatively, the plan is available to collect from the offices at Mühlgasse 28, Mariahilferstraße 51 and Stiegergasse 15-17.

PLEASE NOTE: the plan is still subject to a few changes - please check the "Stand" (version)  date at the top of the plan regularly!

Academic Year

Academic Year 2019/2020:

Winter Semester: 2.9.2019 - 31.1.2020

Summer Semester: 10.2.2020 - 3.7.2020

Concerts 2019/2020

In the last academic year all our departments presented themselves to a wide audience with great success.  This year our events calendar is looking as full as ever.




Prize Winners Concert


Datum: Mo., 01.07.2019, 18:00

Ort: Prayner Konservatorium, Ehrbarsaal

Eintritt frei



THE VOICE 2019 - Österreichs größter Gesangswettbewerb

THE VOICE - Österreichs großer Gesangswettbewerb findet vom 21.9.- 19.10.2019 im FISCHAPARK, Wiener Neustadts größtem Shopping Center, statt. An der Suche nach der besten Stimme beteiligten sich die größten Plattenfirmen, Medienvertreter, erfolgreiche Musikproduzenten und prominente Künstler.


Zu gewinnen gibt es:  Plattenvertrag, Singleproduktionen, Musikvideos, Promovideos, Livevideos, Aufnahmetage im Tonstudio, CD-Produktion, Liveauftritte, Exklusivstory, Fotoshootings, Coaching, Mikrofone, Sachpreise sowie ein Stipendium für Pop-Gesang am Prayner Konservatorium im Gesamtwert von: € 30.000


Bei uns entscheiden ausschließlich prominente ExpertInnen in der Jury, die dir konstruktives Feedback auf deine live performance geben.  Wir sind frei von Quotendruck, und du frei von langjähriger Vertragsbindung mit Prozentabgaben. Wir verstehen uns als Entdeckungs-, Förder- und Vernetzungsplattform für junge KünstlerInnen. Wir helfen euch dabei, euren Traum vom Einstieg in das professionelle Musikbusiness zu verwirklichen. 


Der Produzent Alexander Kahr wird den/die SiegerIn unter seine musikalischen Fittiche nehmen! 

Seine Produktionen waren 35x für den Amadeus und mehrfach für den Echo nominiert sowie 70x in den Austria Top 40 und in den deutschen Charts vertreten.


Weiters gibt es Musikproduktionen mit David Piribauer und Lukas Bonomeo sowie Musikvideo-Produktionen mit Roland Töfferl, Sam Masghati und Reinhard Arnberger zu gewinnen.



New: Pop Study, New Organisational Statute

With study year 2018/2019 there is a new approved organisational statute including pop study. Please inform you in the office, we pleasently advise you.

Competitions of our students

We congratulate our students on their fantastic results in recent competitions!


The diplomas issued by Prayner Conservatory have been accepted by the Chinese Ministry of Education since 2016. Chinese students who have successfully graduated from their studies with the diploma should contact Mag. Josef Schmid, who will then carry out all formalities directly with the accreditation office at the Chinese Ministry of Education on their behalf.

Email address: josef.schmid@konservatorium-prayner.at          


Opening hours:
Mondays       13:30 – 15:30
Wednesdays 10:00 – 12:00

Mariahilferstraße 51, 1060 Vienna
Web: www.konservatorium-prayner.at
Email: bibliothek@konservatorium-prayner.at

Inventory: The library has a diverse range of open-access material available, which cannot be loaned and must be used exclusively on the premises.  A photocopier and scanner are available to library users.
Sheet music: Piano reductions, scores and sheet music for various instruments which students and teachers require for studies and lessons.
Books: Reference material, work listings, biographies, journals, theatre programmes and academic publications in the fields of music practice, music pedagogy, music history, musicology, dance and drama etc.
Media Centre: CDs and LPs can be used on site with audio equipment and headphones.

Subject to financial possibilities, this collection will be continually extended based
on recommendations from teachers and students.


Online Catalogue: The online catalogue is still being compiled, though part of the overall library collection is already catalogued. Readers can consult a printed and digital listing of the entire inventory. Registered users can pre-order material online.

Registration: Students require a valid student ID with a library barcode in order to use the library. Users can register directly in the library by filling out a registration form.

Concert Grand Piano in the Ehrbarsaal

In 2012 the KLAVIERgalerie (Piano Gallery Vienna) provided us with an August Förster grand concert piano, completely handmade in Germany.  In 2013 they additionally provided us with a Bösendorfer grand concert piano.


Contact and info: office@klaviergalerie.at


Active Associate of the AEC

Prayner Conservatory of Mag. Josef Schmid is an active associate of the AEC (Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen).


The Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) is a European cultural and educational network which was founded in 1953 and represents the interests of every institute at which musical professions are taught.  The association fulfils these aims via the following activities:


•    Encouragement and support of international cooperation between member institutions.
•    Realising international projects within the field of musical education.
•    Organising an annual congress with various subject-specific seminars from its members.
•    Representing the best interests of the musical education sector on a national, European and international level.


 Prayner Conservatory was accepted as a new active associate by the AEC Council in the academic year 2008/09.


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