Josef Schlömicher-Thier

Josef Schlömicher-Thier

Josef Schlömicher-Thier (* 20. März 1954 in Vorau/Steiermark) is an austrian politician of  SPÖ, singer and medical doctor. From 2009 thru 2013 he was delegate of the Salzburger Landtag.

Josef grew up in a musical farmers family in the Steiermark/Austria.
Later he was a professional beer brewer
and then studied medicine and singing in Graz. He specialized as general practitioner in Graz/Austria and Leoben/Austria.
He studied singing at the conservatory of Graz (Mag. Schmaranz) and at the music academy of Graz (Sologesang with Prof. Suttheimer and Liedgesang with Prof. Zeller). Opera Drama classes with Prof. Pöppelreiter, contracted for Don Carlos at the Graz Opera House.

Master class student of Walter Berry, manager of the cultural platform “Die Kuppel” in the Graz country hospital from 1987 to 1991. Member of the organisation “artists make music for ill people in the Steiermark”. Regular concerts as Baritone. Then he specialized in ear nose and throat doctor in Salzburg/Austria with Prof. Albegger, later even for occupational medicine in 1996/96.

Since 1996 he is ear nose and throat doctor in Neumarkt on Wallersee/Austria and also the medical doctor of the Salzburg Music festival.

He runs memberships in several important societies around voice and music therapy and founded the Austrian Voice Institute which organises congresses and speeches internationally. His professional focus is working with voice professionals (teachers and singers etc.)

His Hobby: riding farm tractors! (Stimme = Voice!)

wikipedia DE (only)