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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:

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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Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von G. Veit ©


Gottfried Veit was born on 13 August in 1943 in Bolzano and received a thorough musical education at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts "Mozarteum" in Salzburg and at the State Conservatory "Claudio Monteverdi" in his hometown. After his studies he received training in conducting with Henk van Lijnschooten and in choral conducting with Helmuth Rilling. Today Gottfried Veit - he was country-bandmaster of Tyrol in 1980 to 2007 - works in manyfold ways as a conductor, composer and freelancer for RAI Bolzano.


As a conductor he has performed countless times with the South Tyrolean Band, the Youth Orchestra of the VSM, the Bozener Blasorchester, the band Zwölfmalgreien, the Bürgerkapelle St. Michael-Eppan, the Gelf-choir, the children's choir of the church choir Leonhard Lechner and the Great Bozen Brass Ensemble. In addition to over 300 compositions for band, choir, piano, organ and various chamber ensembles, he published the books "Brass music - study of the historical development of blown music", "The Concert today - Who plays what?" and a whole range of other relevant scientific articles.


Gottfried Veit is a member of the committee "brass" at the International Music union CISM as well as of the "South Tyrolean Artists' Association". He has devoted himself to educational work in form of presentations, demonstration lessons, seminars and workshops. In this role, Veit amongst others worked at the Academy of Music in Marktoberdorf, the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz and at the University of Music in Graz. He also frequently serves as a juror in national and international competitions.


Gottfried Veit preferably wrrites commissioned works for clubs, associations and other institutions.

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