Tachezi, Herbert, Austrian organist, harpsichordist, and teacher; b. Wiener Neustadt, Feb. 12, 1930. He studied organ with Alois Forer, composition with Alfred Uhi, and musicology with Otto Siegl at the Vienna Academy of Music; also attended the Univ. of Vienna. In 1958 he joined the faculty of the Vienna Academy of Music, where he taught organ and composition; in 1972 he was made a prof, there (it became the Hochschule für Musik in 1970). He appeared regularly as an organist and harpsichordist with the Concentus Musicus in Vienna from 1964; was named organist of Vienna’s Hofmusikkapelle in 1974. He toured widely as a recitalist in Europe and the U.S.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire