B I O G R A P H Y

Born on November 25th, 1974 in Grieskirchen, Austria

education:

Musical training since the age of 7 with Max Murauer at music school in Wels
1992 – 1997 Jazz drums at the University of Music and performing arts in Vienna, Austria
Graduated summa cum laude.
1993 - 1997 Music Studies at the University of Music and performing arts in Vienna, Austria
Graduated summa cum laude.
(IGP 1 & Instrumental studies Jazz drums)
1997 - 2001 Music Studies at the University of Music and performing arts in Vienna, Austria
1992 – present Working as a musician in different projects & bands

2010 - 2014 Working as drum instructor in different schools in upper & lower austria.
2015 - present
After auditioning for the position of Drum Teacher at the University of music & performing arts in vienna (originally in sept 2013) I was honored to be named professor for drums & percussion, and will start teaching duties with summer course 2015.


 

further education:

Studies at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna with Walter Grassmann (Drums) and Anton Mühlhofer (Percussion)

Private studies/ workshops/ masterclasses: Thomas Lang (A/GB), Jeff Hamilton (LA), James Gadson (USA), Gorden Campbell (USA), Joseph Heredia (LA), Mark Craney (LA), Jimmy Branly (Cuba), Kirk Covington (LA), Poncho Sanchez (LA), Chuck Silverman (LA), Dick Weller (N.Y.)  Aaron Serfati (LA), Cecilia Noel (LA), Christian Salfellner, Adam Nussbaum, Rene Creemers, Will Calhoun,...

and numerous Workshops and "drum clinics" in Austria.

Guest student at the Musicians Institute of Music (M.I.) in Los Angeles

Study and research trip to Los Angeles. Focus on Latin-American and Cuban Music.
Dedicated to in-depth research in the area of Latin-American music, especially Cuban Music and its new developments.

During my studies at the University I have already taught numerous workshops and clinics.

Support for the Terry Bozzio workshop tour with Stephan Maass (perc.)

Support for the Marco Minnemann clinic
with Stephan Maass (perc.)
supported by MEINL Cymbals & Percussion













professional experience:


CANDYMAN 187 & THE HAVENOTZ (LA)

NO SECOND THOUGHT
  (LA)

MGO (A)

Don Ellis Tribute Orchestra (Live)(A)

SUMITRA  (A/LA)

Alex Machacek [SIC] (LA)

PIANODRUM classical modern project (A)

The SOLOMONS (A)


JAMES HERSEY
 (A)

JIMMY SCHLAGER (A)

RAMON (A)

DKAY:
(A)

Axel Wolph (A)

KAT BAILESS (LA)

"SUBMERGED"   
by lazy bones recordings (LA)

JUSTYNA KELLEY (LA)

TYLER (A)

Ordinary world "simplicity of mankind" (A)

Die falschen Freunde
, new album "alles ist pop" (A)

HB3
(LA)

MAVIEN BLISS
(LA)

Dr. STEEL (LA)


HEINRICH VON HANDZAHM (A/GER)


JESSE SARR  (LA)

JACQMOOV   (LA)


MARGARET OWENS (LA)

BANDAGE THE ROCKOPERA (LA)


JASON FARNHAM
(LA)

MELINDA MILLER
(LA)

CIRCLE GETS THE SQUARE (LA)

SHINEBLACKHAWK (LA)

Georg Danzer guest appearance on the latest album "persönlich" 2004 (A)

MeloX "dò" @ Quinton Records, "The Art of Recording Arts"  (A)

Zabine Winner of Amadeus Music Awards 2002 for       
  " Best Artist Pop/Rock National" and "Newcomer of the year"
(A)

L`ame immortelle (A)

Juci (A)

Zweitfrau 
(A)

Vera Böhnisch
  
Live (casting show "Starmania")  (A)

Morton
  Live  (A)

Anjandee  (A)

UMBO
(A/GER)

Katrin Lampe
  "Liebe ist anders" single  (A)

Support for the Terry Bozzio workshop tour
with Stephan Maass (perc.)

Support for the Marco Minnemann clinic
with Stephan Maass (perc.)

Lovely Rita "Migration – remix of an Unreleased Lovely Rita Album by DJ Tin Ram"
 (A)
"A Lovely Affair ”, concert circle in 2001, 12 concerts, every month, with different guest artists from different genres such as musicians, artists, painters, actors, multi-media, visuals, ...etc


Vienna International Percussion Festival in Vienna 2002

Reinhard Theiser Band (audio samples)  (A)

Bad Powells (Video)
 (A)

Funkmothers
LIVE @ Porg & Bess, Vienna, Austria

Falco CD "Verdammt wir leben noch"  

Hansi Lang
 (A)

Sainkho Namchylak  (A)

Rounder Girls, The black Icons, the black rose quartett,

1.Percussion Festival in Telfs/Tyrol 2004
 (A)

Forms of plasticity
 (A)

Live Spirits: Monika Ballwein & Andie Gabauer

Die Seer, Winner of Amadeus Music Awards 2002
Terra Jordan "Talk about it", BMG
Tamee Harrison, Joni Madden, Andi Gabauer, Doretta Carter, Count Basic, Mnozil Brass, MO & Band, Stella Jones, Elfi Aichinger, Wolfgang Puschnig, Melissa Coleman, Trompeteria, Elke Winkens, Christian Pogatz , Panacèe, Funky Stew, PACHECO, Martin Stepanik, "Kinsey reporter” Jonathan Heine, Original Brothers, Kain, Harry El Fisher,

Recording sessions (film music) for Sculptured Music (L.A.),          
Solo performance @ the ARC Awards 2001 in Vienna, with the vienna state opera ballet;
choreography: Renato Zanella
"Kain-Audio" days 2002 in Saalfelden
Musical: "Crazy Love”, Metropol, 2001
Musical: "DIVAS”, Metropol, 2002
Pilotsdreh zur Comedy show "Chmeler der Quäler", Terra film, Wien
Musical:"Willy Forst" , Stockerauer Festspiele 2003


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