Short CV

Wilfried Scharf has been performing all over the world with his zither both as a soloist and with his ensemble SALZBURGER SAITENKLANG.


He is a pioneer who has persistently tried to reactivate this once popular alpine instrument (Empress Sissi, Harry-Lime theme, Tales from the Vienna Woods), which almost disappeared into oblivion in the sixties, with his masterful playing.


From 1989 - 2021 he taught zither at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz and was habilitated as a professor of zither in 2011.

Beside all the other activities he founded the Academy for Zither and Related String instruments with teaching facilities in Linz, Braunau, Mining and Taufkirchen an der Pram.