Matthew Werley

Universität Mozarteum

Salzburg, Austria

D.Phil. University of Oxford



Dr. Matthew Werley is a musicologist and dance scholar in Salzburg, Austria.

Educated at the University of Oxford, his research focuses on opera studies (from C.W. Gluck to contemporary productions), modern dance, analysis, performance studies, Austrian literature and the politics of music in interwar/postwar Austria and Nazi Germany.

Articles on the history of the Salzburg Festival, Gustav Mahler, Stefan Zweig, Richard Wagner, Grete Wiesenthal, Richard Strauss and several other topics have appeared in both German and English publications.

Matthew currently teaches musicology at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, where he is preparing the upcoming centenary events for the International Society for Contemporary Music in 2022-23.  

A public-facing musicologist, he has spoken at the Vienna State Opera, Glyndebourne, the Salzburg Festival, Musiktage Mondsee (Austria) and Academy Travel (Sydney), as well as on radio with the Canadian Broadcasting Co and ORF 1.

Since 2017, he has served as the co-editor of the peer-reviewed Richard Strauss-Jahrbuch (Hollizter Verlag) and General Secretary of the Internationale Richard Strauss-Gesellschaft.



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