Eduard Lanner was born in Leoben in 1968. He studied piano (with Annelies Illenberger-Urbanitsch), organ (with Ernst Triebel) and music pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, as well as German language and literature studies at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz.
Eduard Lanner continued his piano studies from 1990-94 with Prof. Paul Badura-Skoda at the Vienna University of Music. Subsequently, he completed them in 1996 with an artistic diploma under Rolf-Dieter Arens at the "Franz Liszt" University of Music in Weimar. He received further lessons with Akira Imai, Ludwig Hoffman, Sarah Maria Sargent and Tatjana Nikolajeva.
He has given concerts as a soloist and piano accompanist in various European countries, as well as in the Far East, and has appeared several times on radio and television.
In numerous concerts or master classes Eduard Lanner worked with many well-known singers and instrumentalists: Angelika Kirchschlager, Christa Ludwig, Stefanie Kopinits, Martina Serafin, Wolfgang Klos (Vienna Symphony), Josef Hell (Vienna Philharmonic), Robert Rother (Mnozil-Brass) and others.
In addition to the works of Mozart, Brahms and Liszt, he is particularly interested in contemporary music. He has played world premieres, Austrian premieres, and colaborated on several CDs).
- 1997-2000 lecturer for solo correpetition (string classes) at the University of Music in Vienna.
- 1998-2011 piano teacher and accompanist at the Josef Matthias Hauer Conservatory in Wiener Neustadt.
- 2003-2004 lecturer for solo correpetition (brass classes) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.
- From 2005 Eduard Lanner was employed as a piano teacher and accompanist at the Johann-Joseph-Fux-Conservatory in Graz.
- In 2011 he was appointed director of studies, in 2014 interim director and since January 2015 he has been director of the conservatory.
In recent years, he has been a co-initiator and organizer of the Styrian Youth Symphony Orchestra, the International Béla Bartók Piano Competition and the International Franz Cibulka Music Competition, which was held for the first time in October 2018.