Andreas Pirringer
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Pirringer Andreas

General Information

Date of Birth:  10. October 1967
Place of Birth:  Wiener Neustadt
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1986 - 1989

Pedagogical Academy of Lower Austria: teaching certificate for secondary schools in music and English

1989 - 1993

jazz saxophone, diploma with distinction

1994 - 1996

Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove/USA): clarinet, flute, piano, dance

1994 - 1996

University of California (Irvine/USA): Master of Fine Arts in Music (saxophone, clarinet, flute)

1998

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) (Santa Clarita/USA): Jazz and African-American Music Program, postgraduate fellow

 

student of James Newton, Eric Marienthal, Kei Akagi, Charlie Haden, Paul Novros, Vinny Golia, David Roitstein, Kobla Ladzekpo, Nyomen Wenten, Wadada Leo Smith, Rajeev Taranath, Andy Barbera, Alfred Lang, Janna Hall, Larry Kaplan, Rae Linda Brown etc.

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1987 - 1994

studio-recordings and concerts with: Kurt Brunthaler Big Band (Swing), Pegasus Project (Pop), Yellow Cab (Jazz), L.O.V.E. (Pop)

1990 - 1993

Music High School Wiener Neustadt: teacher of music, English, instrumental lessons, ensembles

1992 - 1993

Music School Bad Fischau-Brunn: teacher of saxophone

1993

ever since musician with the Wolfgang Lindner Band: concerts, tours and performances on TV around Europe and on international stages

1993 - 1994

Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove/USA): teacher of German and saxophone

1993 - 1996

mostly musically active in the USA (ensembles and studio-recordings)

1994 - 1996

University of California, Irvine: teaching assistant in jazz history, stage management, jazz improvisation, music history, music analysis, jazz artist Miles Davis, wind ensemble

1996 - 1997

Bilingual School Wiener Neustadt: teacher as a native speaker

1996 - 1998

Music School Bad Fischau-Brunn: teacher of clarinet and saxophone

1996 - 2006

Bilingual School Wiener Neustadt: teacher of English, computer science, music education

1996 - 2015

Dr. Hertha Firnberg Schule/Bilingual High School Wr. Neustadt: teacher of music education, choir, band

1998 - 2002

DIGIArt (Huber & Pirringer): audio-visual art-performances in Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland; workshops at schools (various instruments, artistic direction)

1999 - 2001

musician with the Swing Time Big Band: performances in Austria and Germany, USA-tour (saxophone, clarinet, flute)

2001

founding of the label DIGIMusic

2001

ever since leader of the band ARTETT

2001 - 2013

Music School Bad Fischau-Brunn: teacher of flute, clarinet, saxophone, band, clarinet ensemble, saxophone ensemble

2002

ever since member of the ensemble SCHLOSS TRIO: cultural activities at Bad Fischau Palace, Lower Austria and Vienna

2003

ever since studio-artist for MCP/VM Records

2003 - 2004

Music High School Wiener Neustadt: teacher of instrumental lessons

2006

ever since musician with Mammut Horns (Urban Brass Hop)

2008 - 2009

Music High School Wiener Neustadt: teacher of instrumental lessons

2014

ever since musician with the music-cabaret ToBeOrNoTuba Meets Bamschabl

various concerts, tours and TV-appearances in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, South Africa, USA, Japan, China and United Arab Emirates

musician with JUST (the young hayrick musicians), Südwind, Gerry Höller Quartett, Joruma & The Funky Horns

studio-productions with Koch International, Universal Edition, Kei Akagi, WLB, Four Front

collaborations with Charlie Haden, Kei Akagi, Bobby Shew, Gustavo Aguilar, Wolfgang Lindner

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1986

Josef Matthias Hauer Orchestra: concert-tour in Japan

1989

Die Große Chance

1996

saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder in "Cyrano de Bergerac"

Santa Ana Symphony Orchestra

Utah Shakespearean Festival

Viennese Soloists Orchestra: saxophonist and clarinetist

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1993

foreign exchange scholarship of European Studies, Vienna

1994

Federal Ministry for Science, Transport and the Arts: promotional grant

1994

University of California (Irvine/USA): scholarship

1994

Siegfried Ludwig Fund: foreign exchange scholarship

1994

to 1996: "fellowship" at the University of California (Irvine/USA)

1995

Siegfried Ludwig Fund: foreign exchange scholarship

1997

Federal Ministry for Science, Transport and the Arts: promotional grant

1997

Siegfried Ludwig Fund: foreign exchange scholarship

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