Prize winner of numerous national and international
competitions, among others the International
Guitar Competition Milan (Italy), Riviera del Conero Competition
in Ancona (Italy), International
Guitar Competition in Rust (Austria), International Guitar Competition
Stafford (UK), Concurso
Comarca del Condado in Jaen (Spain), Vienna International Music
In 1999 world-famous guitarist Julian Bream awarded him the Julian Bream Prize of the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Concerts and recitals as soloist and in chamber music
ensembles in Europe, North America and Asia as well as soloist with
various orchestras (e.g. Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Vienna
Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Lord Yehudi Menuhin; Century
Symphony Orchestra Taipeh).
Performances at various festivals such as Britten and the Britons, Junge Frühlingswoche (Konzerthaus, ViennaAustria), Int. Guitar Festival Nürtingen (Germany), Guitar Festival Bolivar Hall (London), Strings Only (Zadar/Croatia), Festival de Guitarra Lima (Peru).
In 2007 the Austrian radio station Ö1 awarded Armin Egger the title Musician of the Year of Styria . In 2014 he was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), an honour only offered to past students of the Royal Academy who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and made a significant contribution in their particular field. Egger has already recorded a wide array of works for solo guitar as well as chamber music for guitar. His recent recording Hommage (published by ARS Produktion) with works by Agustín Barrios, Caspar Joseph Mertz, Francisco Tárrega and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco has been unanimously applauded by the press worldwide.
Armin Egger is currently guest professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. He also teaches at the Johann Josef Fux Konservatorium in Graz and at the Vienna Conservatory in Vienna as well as at the annual guitar summer class Gitarrewoche Benediktbeuern in Germany.
“Whether it’s in Barrios’ melancholy, nostalgic waltzes and organ-evoking La catedral, Tárrega’s rippling Recuerdos de
la Alhambra, Mertz’s virtuosic fantasy on The Flying Dutchman or Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s quirky evocation of a bygone era, his is
an appropriately elegant, subtle art, full of colour and nuance and able to project layers of musical tradition with deceptive ease. An outstanding release.”
limelight Magazine, Australia
“Rarely has one heard guitar playing so abounding with colors
and delicate musical facets as in the evening with Armin Egger”
Westfälische Rundschau, Germany
“At only 21 years, Armin Egger is already a world class
guitarist. His qualities are a flawless technique and a highly
sensitive feeling for sound.”
“The playing is of the highest standard throughout and Egger
shows himself to be a sensitive interpreter with a formidable
Classical Guitar Magazine, Great Britain (1999)
“Armin Egger shows himself in brilliant form…. His playing
oozes sensitivity and he has an intuitive sense of musicianship which
shines through the music like a beacon”
Classical Guitar Magazine, Great Britain (2005)