Heckel Stefan

General Information

Year of Birth:  1969
Place of Birth:  Graz
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1996

diploma, jazz studies

teaching certificate IGP

composition

postgraduate composition studies

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation

piano player for several formations, e.g. MOSAIK, Irina Karamarkovic Quartet, Annette Giesriegl Group

Improvised Music Nights: foundation in Graz and Vienna

founder of the ensembles "Blaubauer", "Der Pannonische Wahnsinn", "Dawn Chorus"

founder of the ensemble, composer, band-leader, piano player

2000

since then teacher at the jazz institute

theater music for ensemble porcia (Spittal an der Drau)

2010

member: working group der PJP (Pop&Jazz Platform) der AEC (Association Européenne des Conservatoires)

2012

boarding member, working group der PJP (Pop&Jazz Platform) der AEC (Association Européenne des Conservatoires)

performances at and collaborations with e.g. Festival of Central European Culture (GB), Austrian Soundcheck, Jazzwerkstatt Wien + Graz, Studio Dan, Tanz Baby!, Festival Sounding Jerusalem, Musik zum Anfassen, Musik Aktuell Niederösterreich, Regionale 2008 + 2010 Steiermark, Pablo Casals Festival Prades (F), Boswiler Sommer (CH)

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
2002

Improvised Music Nights Vienna: series of meetings with improvising musicians

2003

composition and concert with sounds of the Ragnitzbach, organ and trumpet "Klangreise am Ragnitzbach"

Great Britain: Festival of Central European Culture

Austrian Soundcheck

Festival Sounding Jerusalem

Musik zum Anfassen

Festival Regionale Steiermark

France: Pablo Casals Festival Prades

Switzerland: Boswiler Sommer

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2006

Austria Cantat

Dickicht

commissions e.g. for Steirisches Kammermusikfestival, Filmfestival Wien-Berlin-London, Festival Sounding Jerusalem, Kultur in Mitterdorf, Bach Festival Riga

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1996

City of Leibnitz: Leibnitz Art Prize (Big Band Composition)

1998

SKE Composers Training Promotion

2008

tour promotion

2010

Harry-Pepl-Jazz-Award

2010

audience award at Austrian World Music Award

2012

Al Quds Composition award: Al Quds University, Jerusalem

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