Thomas Koschat (1845 - 1914)
Austrian composer and choir leader, born 8 August 1845 in Viktring, Austria, died 19 May 1914 in Vienna, Austria.
Koschat studied chemistry in Vienna, and sang as a bass in the Hofoper (court opera) choir, and eventually became choir director. He later founded the Koschat Quartet and toured Europe and America extensively. He was well known for his Carinthian folk songs. Emperor Wilhelm awarded him the Adler Orden (Order of the Red Eagle).