The baritone Wolfgang Holzmair was born in Austria, and studied at the Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with Hilde Rössel-Majdan (voice) and Erik Werba (lied). Particularly noted for his intelligent and committed performances of Lieder, Wolfgang Holzmair performs in recitals throughout the world. He is also active in the opera world.
Holzmair regularly appears with leading orchestras, and also maintains a strong presence in the world of chamber music, where the Carmina Quartet, the Nash Ensemble, the Ensemble Musique Oblique and the Trio Wanderer are some of his collaborators.
Since 1998 he has taught Lied and oratorio at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and given master-classes in Europe and North America.