about

Short CV

1991: Born in Rum/Innsbruck, Austria within an artistic family

1994: started playing drums

1998 – 2008: lessons in classical percussion and drumset; started to also learn guitar, bass guitar, piano and singing

2009 – 2012: Drumset diploma in Jazz and Popular Music at the Conservatory of Tyrol, Innsbruck. Degree with distinction.

2012 – 2016: Studied with Walter Grassmann at the MUK (Music and Arts University of Vienna). Bachelor’s degree with distinction.

2016 – 2018: Studied with Mario Gonzi at the MUK (Music and Arts University of Vienna). Master’s degree with distinction.

Countless private lessons and workshops.

Credits

Pop/Rock

Wolfgang Ambros, Schiffkowitz (STS), Christian Kolonovits, Franz Morak, Mischa Krausz, Die Wödmasta, Tini Kainrath, Ulli Baer, PANergy Steelorchestra and many more

Jazz and improvised music

Gene Pritsker, Gene Pritsker Trio, Sound Liberation (NYC), Franz Hackl, Franz Hackl’s IDO, Adam Holzman, Jane Getter, Rens Newland, Jakob Zimmermann Trio, Tiktaalik, Team Geil, Robert Riegler, Roman Schwaller, Andy Middleton, Florian Bramböck, Christian Wegscheider, Michael Abene, Matthias Schriefl, Ingolf Burkhard, Indian Air, Big Band Innsbruck and many more

Musical Theatre

Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, Volksoper Wien, Volkstheater Wien, Seefestspiele Mörbisch, Steinbruch St.Margarethen, Operettensommer Kufstein, Tiroler Volksschauspiele Telfs, Gloriatheater Wien, Musicalsommer Winzendorf, Maya Hakvoort, Lukas Perman, Sandra Pires, Ramesh Nair, Jazz Gitti, Katharina Straßer, Nazide Aylin, Ana Milva Gomes, Mark Seibert, Drew Sarich, Missy May, André Bauer, Andreas Lichtenberger, Oedo Kuipers , Boris Pfeiffer , Gerald Pichowetz, Andreas Steppan and many more

Musical Theatre Productions

2007: Der Weltuntergang, Treibhaus, Innsbruck
2008: Mutter Courage, Treibhaus, Innsbruck
2011: Chicago, FoRUM, Rum
2012: Hair, FoRUM, Rum
2014: Kunststück, Odeon, Vienna
2015: Im weißen Rössl, Operettensommer Kufstein
2015 – 2016: Mozart!, Raimundtheater (Vereinigte Bühnen Wien), Vienna
2015: Astoria, Max Reinhardt Seminar, Vienna (incl. composition and musical direction)
2016: Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung, Tiroler Volksschauspiele Telfs
2016: Schikander, Raimundtheater (Vereinigte Bühnen Wien), Vienna
2016: It’s Christmas Time, Gloriatheater, Vienna
2017: Klein Zaches, Volkstheater, Vienna
2017: Zorro, Musicalsommer Winzendorf
2017 – 2020: Vivaldi – Die fünfte Jahreszeit, Volksoper, Vienna
2018 – 2019: Voices Of Musical, Maya Hakvoort Productions (touring production)
2019: Carmen, Musicalsommer Winzendorf
2020: Engel der Dämmerung, Kammerspiele des Theaters in der Josefstadt, Vienna
 
up next:

2021: West Side Story, Seefestspiele Mörbisch
2022: A Story About Respect, Steinbruch St. Margarethen

Awards and Prices

2011: Young Master of the Outreach Music Academy
2014: Best Newcomer at the academy of the MeranOJazz Festival (Italy)
2015: Nominee for the BTV Newcomer Jazz Award
2016: First place with distinction at the 1st Tyrolean Drummer Contest
2018: winner of the Hansjürg Hensler Jazz Award (GER) with tiktaalik

Performances at International Music Festivals

Outreach Music Festival, Südtirol Jazz Festival (ITA), Jazzfest Wien, Jazzfestival Würzburg – Landesjazzfestival Bayern (GER), Palm Jazz Gliwice (POL), Jazzfest München – Landesjazzfestival Bayern (GER), Percussion Creativ Teachertage Hammelburg (GER), Bumfest Zalec (SLO), Percussionfestival Freistadt, Austrian Percussion Camp Ossiach, Tintea Muzicala (ROU) and many more

Touring

Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Slovenia, Romania, USA, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India