The conductor Uwe Mund was born in Vienna in 1941. He gave his first concert as a pianist at the age of fourteen and two years later began his studies as a conductor and composer. He entered the University of Vienna in 1959, taking courses in Musicology and German Studies, with work in conducting at the Music Academy under Hans Swarowsky, composition with Hanns Jelinek and Karl Schiske and piano with Hans Petermandl. At the age of twenty he graduated with distinction and was appointed conductor of the Vienna Boys Choir, which he accompanied on two year-long tours of Europe and America. He also conducted the Hofmusikkapelle, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1963 Uwe Mund was appointed solo repetiteur at the Vienna State Opera under Herbert von Karajan, and assistant conductor of the Vienna Singverein. His subsequent career took him to the position of music director at Gelsenkirchen. He has appeared as a guest conductor at home and abroad, including engagements with the Hamburg State Opera, the Mannheim National Theatre, the opera houses of Munich and Frankfurt and elsewhere. Abroad he has appeared with the San Francisco Opera, in Lisbon, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Brussels, Stockholm, Barcelona, Paris and Venice.