Following his studies in Vienna and Paris, and after receiving numerous prizes and fellowships, he gained international reputation as an organ soloist, performing at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Sydney Opera House, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the Disney Hall Los Angeles, the Suntory Hall Tokyo and at the Musikverein Wien, amongst others. Such leading composers like Ernst Krenek, Alfred Schnittke and Cristobal Halffter wrote compositions for him, in 2012 he premiered new organ works by Friedrich Cerha. As a soloist, he worked with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel and Riccardo Muti and released more than 70 recordings. As an organ teacher at the Conservatory Lübeck and at the Vienna Music University Martin Haselböck has become a mentor for notable organists of the younger generation.
When starting to work as organist for the Wiener Hofmusikkapelle, he focused on classical church music, which inspired him to conduct. In 1985 he founded the period-instrument Orchester Wiener Akademie. Among the highlights since 2010 are worldwide performances with the music theatre productions The Giacomo Variations and The Infernal Comedy with John Malkovich, furthermore several tours to northern and southern America und the first ever complete performance and recording of Franz Liszt’s works for orchestra with period instruments (Grand Prix de Disque 2011).
Martin Haselböck now enjoys a busy career as a guest conductor with the world’s leading orchestras. He has conducted the Wiener Symphoniker, Dresdner Philharmoniker, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and many others. As an opera conductor he lead several new productions at opera houses like Hamburg and Cologne and at renowned festivals like in Salzburg, Schwetzingen and Vienna. Furthermore, Haselböck is Music Director of the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra in Los Angeles.
Martin Haselböck also established a successful new concert series in Vienna, RESOUND Beethoven, performing the composer’s symphonies and other orchestral works with the Orchester Wiener Akademie at historically Viennese sites. So far, three CDs of the series were released.