Johannes Prischl
Instrument: flute, saxophone

Prischl Johannes

General Information

Year of Birth:  1962
Place of Birth:  Wels
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PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

instrumental and vocal pedagogics, main subject German flute

diploma with distinction in "Jazz Composition & Arranging"

studies with Herb Pomeroy, Bill Pierce Gary Burton, Bob Freedman

jazz studies


1984 - 1985

head of an international 17-member ensemble, performing only own compositions

1988 - 2015

teaching activities (improvisation, arrangement, composition, ear training and ensemble in jazz & pop, use of new media in music, web design)

2000 - 2002

head of the institute of music-pedagogics

educational coordinator for departments of jazz and popular music

performer and composer in the field of jazz avant-garde as well as contemporary European music

compositions for chamber music ensembles, symphonic wind orchestra, jazz orchestra (big band), small jazz ensembles, electro-acoustic music

work as an arranger

festival and concert-performances in Austria and international tours to Germany, Finland (Pori Jazzfestival 1991), Belgium, Poland, USA, India (Jazz-Yatra-Festival 1988 in Bombay, Delhi, Goa and Bangalore) and Panama

music for motion pictures ("Drinnen und Draußen" by Andreas Gruber) and commercials (cooperation a.o. with Hubert Sullivan aka Hubert von Goisern)

multimedia-projects combining literature, photography, dance

studio-musician and appearances on TV a.o. with Tangerine Dream and Hubert von Goisern

Performances (Selection)


5. Hamburger Begegnung im Zeichen zeitgenössischer Musik: world premiere of "Music for Ears No. 3" for saxophone quartet


world premiere at the Mahen Theatre of "Music for Ears No. 4" for symphonic wind orchestra

world premiere of "Die Provinz des Menschen"

world premiere of "Story Number One"

world premiere of "Music for Ears No. 2" for woodwind quintet

world premiere of "Que Sovos"


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

promotional award for composition


cultural award for composition

winner of First Prize in the Berklee Concerto Competition for instrumental soloists

Faculty Association Award

Boston: Woody Herman Award

Discography, Projects


as interpreter and composer:

  • 1990: Open Art Band - Tropical Codes (Extraplatte)
  • 1988: Open Art Band - Line-up Arrows (Extraplatte)


as composer:

  • "Music For Ears No. 5" on the CD "In Zeiten wie diesen" of the Juvavum Brass Quintet (1996)
  • "One For The Pinguins" on the CD "In Zeiten wie diesen" of the Juvavum Brass Quintet (1996)
  • "Suite and Sour (Ein Blechstück)" on the CD "Lip Killers" of the Juvavum Brass Quintet (1994)
  • "Let's talk about Jazz (4 Stücke für Blechbläserquintett)" on the CD "Lip Killers" of the Juvavum Brass Quintet (1994)
  • "Music For Ears No. 3" on the CD "Transpirationen" of the Saxovhonik Quartet (1993)


publications on music-theory:

  • "Arrangement und Komposition im Jazz und verwandten Stilen" 1994, 160 p., self-publication