Christian Diendorfer was born in 1957 in Niederösterreich (Austria). He studied composition with Francis Burt and Roman Haubenstock-Ramati as well as instrumental pedagogy (piano and recorder) at the university for music in Vienna. Studies at the institutes for electronic music at the university of Vienna and the technical university in Berlin provided further important impulses for his work. Numerous prizes including the prix ars electronica Linz document his early success. He has received commissions from the Donaufestival (Niederösterreich), from the festival „Hörgänge“, the ORF, Jeunesse, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde ... as well as from various ensembles (Ensemble XX. Jhdt./Peter Burwik, Kontrapunkte/Peter Keuschnig, die reihe/Walter Kobera, Wiener Kammerorchester/Sascha Götzel ...); His works have been performed at the festivals „Wien modern“, „Hörgänge“, „StART Festival aktueller Musik“ / Salzburg, „Neue Musik in Niederösterreich“ and „Bregenzer Festspiele“.
Sound installations, early works for theater and orchestral compositions for the Mozarteum Orchester and the RSO Slowenia with the conductors Johannes Kalitzke and Franz Welser-Möst were further stations in Christian Diendorfer`s career, which is documented by two portrait CD`s („an satz weisen“ and „setzt fort“ / Extraplatte). Since 1988 the composer has also been active as a teacher for piano, music theorie and analysis and as a conductor of his own works. Last time he also creates contemporary concert-projects and music-art-events with children and young persons. He also received many commissions for national and international instrumental competition concerts.