Clemens Zeilinger was born in Vienna. He began his studies at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz and later continued at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Among his teachers were Roland Keller, Peter Barcaba, Heinz Medjimorec, Georg Ebert (Chamber Music) and Anton Voigt . He furthermore attended master classes with Leonoard Hokanson, Oleg Maisenberg, L. Hoffmann and A. Jasinski.
His musical education was rounded off by studies of music theory with Gunther Waldek as well as a course on “Integrative Breathing, Voice and Movement Education” with Dr. Bernhard Riebl.
Clemens Zeilinger holds prizes of several competitions:
Winner of the Austrian Youth Music Competition “Jugend musiziert”, Winner of the European Youth Music Competition in Antwerp and Laureate of both the Beethoven Competition in Vienna and the European Chamber Music Competition at The Hague.
He was awarded the “Bösendorfer Scolarship” on several occasions.
His concert tours have included all of Europe, the US, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Iran and Oman. He has been soloist with many renowned orchestras, such as the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, the Royal Academy Orchestra in London, the Lower Austrian Symphony, the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz and the South Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra.
He devotes a great part of his artistic life to Lied accompaniment and to playing chamber music, as a member of the Delon Piano Quartet.
Clemens Zeilinger teaches piano at both the University for Music in Vienna and the Anton Bruckner University for Music in Linz.
He was appointed “Artist of the Year” by the Austrian Radio on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
The years 2008 and 2010 brought two highly acclaimed piano recital cycles, one of which comprised all Beethoven piano sonatas, the other being devoted to works by Franz Schubert.
For the next two years Zeilinger has been awarded the title of “Artist in Residence” at the “Brucknerhaus” concert center in Linz.