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Michael Lorenz
Born (1958-07-18) 18 July 1958 (age 65)
Vienna, Austria
Alma materUniversity of Vienna
SubjectMusicology, Mozart scholarship, Schubert scholarship

Michael Lorenz (born 18 July 1958) is an Austrian musicologist, noted as a Mozart scholar and for his archival work combining music history and genealogical research.


Born in Vienna, Lorenz studied cello and oboe at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where he obtained his diploma in 1990, and musicology at the University of Vienna with a PhD in 2001. From 2001 to 2005 he served as chair of the International Franz Schubert Institute. Lorenz has received grants from the Jubilee Foundation of Oesterreichische Nationalbank, the Austrian Science Fund and the Music & Letters Trust. After having worked with the Esterházy Foundation, he is currently[when?] doing research based on a grant from the Jubilee Foundation of city of Vienna. In 2014 and 2016 he was employed as lecturer at the Institute of Musicology at the University of Vienna.

Lorenz has published widely on Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert. He is the author of biographical articles for

Selected bibliography