The Munich groper is back in business

The Munich groper is back in business


norman lebrecht

September 27, 2017

The pianist Siegfried Mauser, convicted of sexual assaults on colleagues while rector of the Munich Hochscule, has been appointed to the jury of the International Telekom Beethoven Competition in Bonn.

So soon?


  • Rob van der Hilst says:

    Ofcourse we all hope that all jurymembers are informed about Mr. (what’s his name?) highly personal interpretation of ‘collegiate contacts’, is it not?

  • Jeanne d'arc de la musique says:

    Why? The organization committee and partner via Beethovenfest of the competition is Nike Wagner. She gave Mauser place for a concert with moderation in her festival. And she is member of the Mozarteum-board which appointed Mauser as rector of the Salzburg-Mozarteum-University and which had to separate from the elected after the first trial. So she picked him up as a kind of redemption? Who knows. He is a pronounced interpret of Mozart-Sonatas and contemporary music. He is also known for the two judgements for sexual assault on a female staff member/professor. And some institutions are acting in a way as would he be still the official noble and honored person he was before: German business as usual, no consequences.

  • David Boxwell says:

    D’oh!, I clicked on the bait!

  • RW2013 says:

    I recently had the displeasure of sitting next to this “sex offender for life” in a concert

  • Dr. Michael Lorenz says:

    Already in October 2016 Mauser was invited by the Vienna Mozarthaus and Prof. Gruber to give a talk at a symposium. Somebody who has become untenable in Munich and Salzburg, is still good enough for the Vienna Mozart establishment …