Christian Maurer
Instrument: saxophone

Christian Maurer © Bernhard Brunmair

Maurer Christian

General Information

Year of Birth:  1967
Date of Birth:  19. April 1967
Place of Birth:  Ried/Innkreis
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Why is it nearly impossible to imagine the local music scene without saxophonist Christian Maurer? He regularly enriches the concert landscape with some of the most exciting formations currently playing local jazz venues, and he is instrumental in training new talent as saxophone teacher at the Music University in Vienna.

Education

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1974 - 1986

lessons

1974 - 1986

lessons

1974 - 1986

lessons

1986 - 1988

studies

1990

teaching certificate

1991

master classes with Eugene Rousseau and Bob Berg

1993

diploma for classic saxophone

2003

habilitated lecturer for saxophon

Activities

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concerts with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, Klangforum Wien, NDR Orchester Hamburg, Österreichische Kammersymphoniker, Saxophonik Quartett, SAXII Ensemble, Ensemble Die Reihe, NÖ Tonkünstlerorchester, Mozarteum Orchester, Upper Austrian Jazzorchestra, Saxofour, Ch. Maurer Quintett, Nouvelle Cuisine, Vienna Art Orchestra, Erich Kleinschuster Quintett, Kenny Wheeler, Jack Walrath, Johnny Griffin, Adam Nussbaum, Liza Minelli, Raul de Souza, Karl Ratzer, Joey Baron, Striped Roses, Doretta Carter, The Supremes, EBU Big-Band, Michael Gibbs, Natalie Cole, Bob Mintzer, Ed Neumeister, Joe Zawinul, Maria Joao, and many more

solo performances in the Konzerthaus Wien and in Varna (Bulgaria), among others

performances of his own compositions and arrangements with the formations  „Saxofour" (with Wolfgang Puschnig, Klaus Dickbauer and Florian Bramböck), the „Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra" and his own quintet

collaborations with the „Wiener Philharmoniker“, „Berliner Philharmoniker“, „Ensemble 9“ and the „Klangforum Wien“

1988 - 1991

teacher

1991

ever since teacher of classic saxophon

1994 - 1995

teacher of jazz saxophone

1994 - 1997

teacher of improvisation and big band at the Summer Academy Scheibbs

1996

leader of seminars with the UAJO in Weyregg am Attersee, teacher of various saxophone courses in Austria, Italy and Slovenia Dozent 

Awards

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2000

Talent Award for Composition

2001

2. Award at the International Jazz Soloist Competition Monaco

2006

Concerto Poll "UAJO Best Artist 2006"

2006

Hans Koller Award in the category "best CD" (with the Robert Bachner Quintet "Travelling Hard")

2009

Nomination for the "Hans-Koller Award": Musician of the Year

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