- Carmen Ottner
(b Pressburg [now Bratislava], Dec 22, 1874; d Perchtoldsdorf, nr Vienna, Feb 11, 1939). Austrian composer, pianist, cellist and conductor. He was from a German Hungarian-speaking family. In Pressburg he learnt the piano from his mother, Rudolf Mader and Ludwig Burger, and the organ and music theory from Father Felizian Josef Moczik, a Franciscan. He first performed as an infant prodigy on the piano at the Palais Grassalkovich and elsewhere, and continued his studies with Leschetitzky. In 1888 he moved to Vienna, and in 1890 began attending the conservatory of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, where he studied theory with Fuchs (when Bruckner retired from teaching), and the cello with Karl Udel and Ferdinand Hellmesberger. From 1896 to 1911 he was a cellist in the Vienna PO, playing also in the orchestra of the Hofoper from 1896 until 1914. In 1901 he began teaching at the conservatory (cello from ...