Walter Baco © Andrea Bergmann

Baco Walter

General Information

Year of Birth:  1952
Date of Birth:  19. June 1952
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Writer, director, composer, Master of Arts. Studied philosophy and music at the Vienna Academy of Music and majored in composition for audio-visual media. Performances, readings, concerts in all major cities in Austria. His specialty is the combination of several art forms into a united experience. These theater and music productions received invitations from all over Europe (Zurich, Frankfurt, Bonn, Leipzig, Alps, etc.).
Writer for the towns Neumarkt am Wallersee/Salzburg and Castelrotto/South Tyrol. Into the Chaos - improvisation concerts at the Mostviertelfestival; composer in residence in Bad Tatzmannsdorf; stage music for the National Theater Kosovo; jazz-blues cover versions of the Austrian national anthem, the anthem of Europe, the German anthem and Christmas songs. Performances in the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, at Austria's Anniversary Celebration, Belvedere Palace, at the opening of the Lower Austrian Provincial Exhibition, activities for the Haydn Year. Ensemble founder and director of "Orchesterwelt", a platform for composers and instrumentalists.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

composition for audio-visual media




performances as a piano player

stage and ballet music, background music for TV, music for children's theater



founder of numerous cultural initiatives

director of improvisation concerts

performance artist, actor, radio play producer, choreographer, publisher, theater ensemble director

numerous text publications in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Wiener Journal, Morgen, Der Standard, Ö1, Pult, Die Presse, Literatur aus Österreich , Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz, Limes

numerous lectures, presentations, social projects, peace activities

numerous books, audio-books, radio-plays and music-CDs


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

Year of Water: First Prize of the creative competition

invitation to the festival

composition scholarship

award for literature

Discography, Projects

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