Haselböck, Martin, Austrian organist, harpsichordist, conductor, and teacher, son of Hans Haselböck; b. Vienna, Nov. 23, 1954. He received training in organ, harpsichord, composition, and church music, his principal mentors being his father, Michael Radulescu, and Anton Heiller at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik and Jean Langlais at the Paris Schola Cantorum. In 1972 he won 1st prize in the Vienna-Melk International Improvisation Competition. He commenced his career as a keyboard player in 1970, and subsequently toured all over the world as a recitalist and as a soloist with leading orchs. He also held titular positions as director of music at the Augustinerkirche and as organist at the former Court Chapel in Vienna. In 1979 he became a prof, at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik, and in 1986 at the Lübeck Hochschule für Musik. He also gave master classes in keyboard playing in various locales. In 1985 he founded the Wiener Akademie, a period-instrument ensemble which he conducted at home and abroad. He also appeared as a guest conductor with many European orchs. In 1993 he became principal guest conductor of the Estonian State Sym. Orch. in Tallinn, a position he also assumed with the Hamburg Sym. Orch. in 1997. As both a keyboard player and conductor, HaselbÖck maintains a catholic repertoire extending from the early to modern masters.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire