Karl Etti

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKarl•Etti
Used nameKarl•Etti
Born26 October 1912 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Died15 April 1996 in Mödling (AUT)
NOC Austria


Karl Etti was a conductor and composer of post-Romanticism. He studied at the University for World Trade and at the Academy of Music in Wien (Vienna) until 1937, focusing on playing piano. He then had a one-year stint as the conductor of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and later became conductor at German and Austrian opera houses, including the Vienna State Opera (1945-47). After World War II, Etti also worked teacher at the Prayner Conservatory. From 1948-73 he was choirmaster of the “Wiener Männergesang-Verein” (Vienna Men’s Choral Society). In 1971, he was appointed professor and from 1962-82 taught at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Wien (Vienna). His Olympic hymn was probably a choral work.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Art Competitions AUT Karl Etti
Music, Compositions For Solo Or Chorus, Open (Olympic) AC