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Erich Vanecek, born 1942 in Vienna is professor emeritus at the Department of Psychology at the University of Vienna.
Erich Vanecek graduated with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Vienna in 1968. For the following two years he worked as an industrial psychologist at the Austrian Railway Corporation (germ. ÖBB). From 1970 on he devoted his research entirely to the sciences, initially as an assistant to Prof. Hubert Rohracher at the University of Vienna and than as an assistant professor. In 1983 he finished his habilitation in Applied Teaching Psychology in the Class Room at the University of Vienna.
Since 1992 Erich Vanecek was chair of the Institute of Music Psychology, which was founded by him in this year as part of the Department of Psychology. The major focus of his research where the psychological aspects of instrumental playing and performance as well as the analysis of neuropsychological, cognitive and personality related fundamental principles in both musical reception and active musician ship. Since 1999 Erich Vanecek is board member and chair of the Forschungsgruppe Europäische Kulturinitiative (Research Group European Cultural Initiative).
Since 2006 he is also chair of the Vienna Chamber Music Association (Verein der Freunde der Kammermusik, Wien). He is the author of a number of musical-psychological articles, mainly on the relation between instrumental practice and -performance and the neurological activities and phenomena in that field.
With his wife Elfriede, Erich Vanecek comprised the Piano Duo Vanecek and toured extensively through Austria and Germany. Personally it is a major concern of Erich Vanecek to make aware as many people as possible of the magic of music and to open up to them the clean sing and empowering effect that music has on our mind and emotion either through active playing or through conscious listening.