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Karl Pilß

Full name: Karl Hermann Pilß
Gender: Male
Born: April 7, 1902 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: June 22, 1979 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Art Competitions


Karl Pilss was an Austrian pianist, conductor, and composer, and also a painter. He studied piano and music theory at the Wien (Vienna) Academy of Music from 1918-22 and composition from 1924-27. He also completed a study with conductor Robert Heger. Clemens Krauss engaged him as assistant conductor of the choir director Grossmann at the Vienna State Opera. In addition, he taught piano and music theory at the "People's Conservatory" founded by Grossmann, which later became the Wien Conservatory. In the 1930s Pilß, alongside his work at the State Opera, worked as director of studies 1934-66 for the Salzburg Festival.

Pilss’ compositional output included multiple works for winds, orchestral works, songs and choral works. Pilß also produced picturesque and graphic works of drawings, sketchbooks, watercolors, pastels and chalk drawings, and oil paintings.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Music, Unknown Event Austria AUT AC

Mixed Music, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Art Competitions Austria Final Standings AC Festliches Vorspiel
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