music database

The mica-music database contains comprehensive entries on contemporary Austrian composers, performers, bands and ensembles. The main focus currently lies on the genres contemporary music and jazz.
An extensive presentation of performers from other genres can be found in the SR-Archive for Austrian pop music:, women in electronical music:,

Full discographies by Austrian performers are listed under:

The English version of the composer-database was co-funded by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation and by the AKM.

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Photographer: Markus Roessle ©


Hank was born in Salzburg. In 1976 – at the age of five – she began attending Salzburg's Mozarteum, and she received instruction in classical piano there for 13 years. From 1994 to 1999 she pursued studies in jazz piano and voice at Anton Bruckner University in Linz. Since 1997 she has pursued an international career as a freelance singer, pianist and composer. She has performed at international jazz festivals in Denmark, Morocco, Greece, France, Poland, Romania, the U.S., Mexico, Turkey, Austria, Germany, etc.
Hank has collaborated with Bob Mintzer, Benjamin Schmid, Werner Pirchner, Maria Schneider, Willi Resetarits, Leander Haussmann and others.
She has composed music for the theater (Schauspielhaus Bochum, Vienna Volkstheater, Salzburg Landes­theater [State Theater]), film (orf/3sat) and various jazz and classical ensembles.

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