Karl Pilss (Composer)
Born: 4th April 1902, Vienna, Austria
Died: 22nd June 1979
Karl Pilß alternative spelling Pilss, was an Austrian pianist, conductor, and composer. He also was a painter.
Born in Vienna, he studied piano and music theory with Ferdinand Rebay from 1918 to 1922; from 1924 to 1927 composition with Franz Schmidt at the Vienna Academy of Music; from 1925 to 1927 conducting and to become a Kapellmeister with Robert Heger. From 1928 to 1934 he worked as répétiteur at the Wiener Singakademie. In 1932, Clemens Krauss hired him as assistant choir director for Ferdinand Grossmann at the Vienna State Opera.