Team Doctoral Programmes

Head of Doctoral Programmes and Professorship of Artistic Research

Univ. Barbara Lüneburg

Lüneburg is professor of artistic research and head of the doctoral programmes at the Anton Bruckner Private University.               

Between performance and research, teaching and composition: Barbara Lüneburg's artistic worlds are rooted in classical music and reach far into contemporary music and multimedia performance. Lüneburg has performed as a soloist and composer throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, and New Zealand, and led the Ensemble Intégrales, an ensemble for contemporary chamber music, for over twenty years. Critics describe her playing as “breath-taking”, “a musical cosmos”, “passionate”, “bold”, “expressive and captivating”.     

Her interests in artistic research are as diverse as her artistic work; she explores topics such as embodiment, creativity, collaboration, charisma, concert charisma, participatory art and the impact of game elements in audio-visual works. From 2014 to 2018, she led the research project TransCoding - From Highbrow Art to Participatory Culture, involving an online community in the creation of a multimedia work via social media. From 2017 to 2021, she was the principal researcher in performance practice in the artistic research project GAPPP - Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice. In 2022, she was awarded the three-and-a-half-year research project Embodying Expression, Gender, Charisma - Breaking Boundaries of Classical Instrumental Performance Practices by the Austrian Science Fund (AR 749-G). Lüneburg is co-editor of the Journal for Artistic Reseach (JAR).

In the doctoral programmes, Univ. Prof. in Barbara Lüneburg is responsible for strategic and content development, quality management in the programme, and transdisciplinary teaching. Furthermore, she represents the doctoral programmes internally and externally in the university and the teaching and research community.

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Office hours: Monday mornings, by appointment, room 2.259


Mag.a iur. Esther Maria Reichl, BA MA

Reichl has been working as a co-ordinator with Univ-Prof Dr Barbara Lüneburg for the doctoral programmes since March 2023.

In addition to this work, she teaches oboe and recorder at the Landesmusikschulwerk in Upper Austria. She completed her studies in instrumental and vocal pedagogy with a focus on the recorder at the Anton Bruckner Private University as well as the first part of an oboe degree with Prof. Joseph Blank, graduating with distinction in 2008 and 2010. She participated in master classes from Stefan Schilli (solo oboist Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks), Matthias Bäcker (professor for oboe Weimar), Heinz Holliger (solo oboist Basler-Orchestergesellschaft) and Heike Steinbrecher (solo English hornist Bayrische Staatsoper). Concert tours with various orchestras have taken her to Germany, France, the Czech Republic, South Africa, China, and India.

Reichl studied law at the University of Vienna and graduated as Mag.iur. in 2020. She then completed her judicial year at the District Court of Gmunden and the Regional Court of Linz.

In the doctoral programmes, she is primarily responsible for coordination tasks, also contributes to the strategic development of the doctoral programmes and works at the interface between doctoral students, faculty, and administration.



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