Photographer: Sigrid Lang ©

Gruber Christoph

General Information

Year of Birth:  1976
Date of Birth:  23. October 1976
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Born in 1976. He studied jazz guitar and composition at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. Since 1999 he works as a live and studio guitarist, composer and music educator. For several years he has been (successfully) searching for the order in music.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1995 - 1999

jazz guitar (Peter O'Mara)

2005 - 2009

composition

2006 - 2009

composition

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1999

Venture Sound - Audio Productions: composer for music productions (radio, TV, web, image films), with Raffael Gruber

2002

composer and performer

2003

Starmania: various titles as a studio guitarist 

2004

Tone-Art Sound Engineering School: teacher of music theory and ear training

2005

Fred Frith meets Lovely Rita: guitarist

2006 - 2012

teacher of e-guitar and music theory 

2007

Seelenputz (dubbing of films by Jan Svankmajer): guitarist

2008

teacher of film music

2011

since then, GQM - Gesellschaft für Qualifizierungsmanagment GmbH: project managment and marketing for musicians

2013

since 2013: teacher of "Sonic interaction, film and TV sound"

2015

since then project leader and career expert advice

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
2001

"Justus Neumann erschlägt sich mit dem Bügeleisen oder: Ohne etwas vorwegzunehmen", theater piece by Karl Ferdinand Kratzl, direction: Hanspeter Horner

2007

together with the Nouvelle Cuisine Bigband, soloist: Margit Kern (accordion)

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2007

Gustav Mahler Composition Competition: First Prize

2011

scholarship

Description of Style

My goal as a guitarist, composer and music educator is to create a bridge between musical styles and musical philosophies and to blow up listening habits - be it my own, the ones of the students or of the audience.