Mic Oechsner
Instrument: violin

© Mic Oechsner

Oechsner Mic

General Information

Year of Birth:  1956
Place of Birth:  Munich
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Born in Munich, since 1995 he mostly lives in Austria. Mic Oechsner is a jazz violinist, composer and educator and has been for over 30 years on stage. He received his musical training, inter alia, at the Berklee College of Music, Boston. Oechsner is the initiator of numerous musical projects, composer of theater and film scores and looks back onto cooperations with well-known artists of the international scene: Herman Johnson, Karl Berger, Jürgen Wuchner, Zupfgeigenhansel, BAP, Peter O'Mara, Paul Grabowsky, Hans Koller, Laurie Antonioli, Harry Stojka, Bireli Lagrene, Schnuckenack Reinhardt, Modern String Quartet, Sigi Busch, Georg Kreisler and many others.


Mic Oechsner wrote and played music for theater and cabaret stages, he produced audiobooks and hosted events. He initiated well-known projects such as NUNU! and GRAPPELLISSIMO and can be listened to on over 30 CDs and LPs as a musician.
Since 2011 Oechsner lives in Southern Lower Austria, where he manages a production studio.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

numerous jazz-courses in Burghausen, Remscheid, Berlin and Biberach


lessons (W. Gieron: member of the Munich Broadcast Symphony Orchestra)

lessons in composition (I. Gambarde: a former student of Günther Bialas)

lessons for 2 years

lessons for 2 years

lessons for 2 years


music studies



teaching activity


teaching activity at the Jazz-school Munich


became a member of the German folkgroup Zupfgeigenhansel; together on tour, LP-recordings, TV- and Broadcast-performances


founding of the Mic Oechsner Quartet (with Paul Grabowsky)


working for the Municipal Theatre Stages at Munich: ballet-music for children, stage music, cabaret-songs, modern-jazz-compositions


numerous tours with Hans Koller, Karl Berger and Janusz Stefanski


co-organisation of the revived jazzfestival Munich


founding of the Munich Violin Summit with Jörg Widmoser and Hannes Beckmann


founding of his own label Mukhara Music, CD-productions


bought the former elementary school Idolsberg: refurbishment, modification and resuming of services in the pension, organisation of concerts, seminars and gastronomy, founding of the association "Alte Schule"

1996 - 1997

concerts in Germany and Austria, composition of stage- and film-music, broadcast- and TV-appearances

1999 - 2000

contribution to the legendary Munich production "THE WALL 1999" (musical director Uli Graner)


became the manager of the Munich Jazzclub "Unterfahrt" (organisation- and coordination-work, event management)


installation of a regular "Jazz-strings-training"


invitation of the Landesmusikdirektion Upper Austria as well as of the Music School Melk to jazz-strings-seminars and development of the educational concept "alternative strings" and founding of the institute


speaker at a 3-days-seminar at Schloss Weinberg upon invitation of the Landesmusikschulverband Upper Austria


founding of the 3-country-project "Grenzgeigen" for the Viertelfestival 2010 with bassist Alex Haas (FRG) and violonist Daniel Maier (CZ)


teaching activity


composition and production of music for several films


preparastory work for the new textbook "Patterns for jazz-violin"

concerts in Germany, Austria and France with all of his bands, e.g. concerts with Harri Stojka and Band (e.g. on the occasion of the ceremonial act for the Austrian state-treaty in Belvedere on the 15.05.05), Grappellissimo, Grenzgeigen, Alternative Strings Arkestra

founder and co-founder of various ensembles, such as Klezmer-Jazz-Formation NUNU!, Oechsner Weiss Ensemble, Grappellissimo!, Grenzgeigen, Polyspheres, Münchner Violen Summit

Performances (Selection)


conert with the Alternative Strings Arkestras


performance with Grappellissimo! and Alternative Strings Arkestra at the Exhibition for Music in Vienna


performance with Nunu! at the International Klezmer-Festival Bamberg


appearance with Grappellissimo! at the Swing-Festival Fieberbrunn


solo-performance at the exhibition "Chapeau!" by Isabella Scherabon at the "Aera"


apearance with Grappellissimo! on occasion of the 100th birthday of Django Reinhardt


performance with the new project "Grenzgeigen" at the opening ceremony of the Waldviertel-festival


appearance with "Grenzgeigen" at the major event "150-Jahre Bayrischer Lehrer- und Lehrerinnenverband" TV-recorded by BR-alpha

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

French Government: symphonic piece for string-orchestra "Le crie de la renarde"

Press Reviews

April 2009

Mic Oechsner has such an unusual variety of nuances in his bowing, that it would redound to the glory of two violinists.

Rheinische Post 


May 2002

On stage, only light and the fabulous music of Mic Oechsner determine the moods [...] 

Gabriella Lorenz, Abendzeitung München 


May 2002

One, however, puts out the atmospheric magic carpet: Mic Oechsner with its whirring, buzzing violin, which can dramatically increase and take the form of a storm.

Barabara Welter, tz-München 


May 2002

[...] dramaturgic sense-perceptible stage music. 

Egbert Tholl, Süddeutsche Zeitung


May 2002

[...] sensual and full of effect.

Münchner Merkur

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