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As a conductor, organist, and composer, MARTIN HASELBÖCK first earned an outstanding reputation as a solo organist, performing in recital and under the direction of conductors Abbado, Maazel, Muti, and Stein the entire range of organ and harpsichord repertoire from the middle ages to the present, including works written for him.
In 1985 Haselböck founded the Vienna Akademie Ensemble, which performs a year-round cycle of concerts for the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in the Great Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. In addition to his directorship of the Vienna Akademie, he also appears as a guest conductor with such orchestras as the Vienna Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Dresden Philharmonic, and the National Philharmonics of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Over the past year in the U.S., Haselböck has made his conducting debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has upcoming guest conducting debuts with the Toronto Symphony and Detroit Symphony.
Haselböck has led opera productions at the Handel Festival in Göttingen, the Zürich Opera, and Salzburg Festival. This season he leads productions of Handel's Il trionfo del tempo (Salzburg Festival), Mozart's Il re pastore at Klangbogen Wien, Handel's Radamisto (touring to Spain, Istanbul, Venice, Israel Festival, and the Concertgebouw), and a concert version of Porpora's Il Gedeone for Musica Angelica in Los Angeles.
When not conducting or performing solo concerts, Haselböck is busy unearthing vocal/instrumental works in the archives of Kiev and Vienna, where he has found unpublished gems by Biber, Porpora, Fux, Muffat, and the Bach family, which he resurrects in historical re-creations for his Wiener Akademie Ensemble and festivals around the world.
Haselböck has released more than 50 solo CDs and more than 60 recordings of vocal and instrumental works under his direction. He is Professor for Organ at the University of Vienna.