||Feb. 2nd, born in Raab (= Györ, Hungary).|
||Parents move to Orth on the Danube (Lower Austria), where his grandfather had already been employed as a forest ranger. Schiske’s father, a mechanical engineer, was
known as a pioneer in the designing of automobile and aircraft engines. He was director
of the Raab carriage works and owned a car as early as 1908. His early contact with physics
and technology contributed to his studying physics as well as music.
|1932 - 1938
||Collaboration with the composer Dr. Ernst Kanitz (1894-1978) who, after his
emigration, became Prof. for composition and counterpoint at the University of Southern
California in Los Angeles (1945): From Orth it was possible for Schiske to study piano at the
new Vienna Konservatorium, his teachers were Roderich Bass and Julius Varga.
||Diploma in composition.|
||Completion of his piano studies at the Music Academy of Vienna (with Hans Weber).|
||Graduation with the thesis "On the use of dissonances in A.Bruckner’s symphonies".
Schiske also studied music theory, history of art, philosophy and physics at the University of Vienna.|
||Drafted into the German Forces. During his military service he started to compose.|
||Schiske is awarded the Music Prize of Vienna.|
|| Professor for composition at the Music Academy of Vienna; besides, he wins the
Austrian State Prize for his oratorio "On Death".|
||Schiske is awarded the honorary title "Professor" by the Federal President.|
He marries Berta Baumhackl, a grand-niece of the famous specialist in local history and geography,
Dr.Friedrich Baumhackl. They had four children.
||Stay in Rome.|
||Schiske is awarded the Theodor Körner Prize and the Honorary Cross for Science and Research.|
||Onwards Juror in various congresses and competitions.|
||Appointment as Professor extraordinarius at the University.|
"Visiting Professor"at the University of California Campus Riverside, Los Angeles.|
||Awarding of the Austrian State Prize for Music.|
||Awarding of the Golden Honorary Needle for Merits about the Republic of Austria.|
||Died in Vienna, June 16th. |
||Lower Austria posthumously awards him the "Landeskulturpreis" (Prize for promotion of culture in Lower Austria).|