Martin Reiter
Instrument: piano

© Martin Reiter

Reiter Martin

General Information

Year of Birth:  1978
Date of Birth:  16. August 1978
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Martin Reiter has played with countless national and international acts. He has also won many important music awards, including The Young Lions Award and the Hans Koller Prize.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

admission at the age of 5, early musical education: recorder, classical piano, and later jazz piano and saxophone lessons

1996 - 1997

start of his jazz piano studies

1997 - 2001

jazz piano studies (Herbert Pichler)

1997 - 2002

jazz piano studies

1997 - 2002

studies with a focus on classical music


final degree with distinction

2001 - 2002

jazz piano lessons (Rob van Kreeveld), classical music (Albert Brusee) and combo (John Ruocco)


diploma (Bachelor of Music)

2002 - 2006

continuation of the studies, second term of studies and graduation

jazz theory studies



ever since member of THE FLOW, a common project with the young Austrian guitarist Andi Tausch


ever since professor for jazz-piano


teaching a master-class at Groznjan (HR)

composer and arranger in many different genres such as children's song, string quartet, orchestra or big band

head of workshops at the Summer Courses Jazzseminar Schönbach and at the NYC/Mattighofen Music-Marathon

Performances (Selection)


on tour in Europe with the Martin Reiter Trio: including performances at 9 international jazz-festivals, such as Montreux, Perugia, North Sea, Istanbul etc.


on tour with the Simone Kopmajer Quartet in the US, musical collaborations with Ira Sullivan, Turk Mauro, Richie Cole, etc.

extensive concert activities at home and abroad, a.o. with doc.Tone, Martin Reiter Trio, Simone Kopmajer 5, Together & Teddy Edwards, Alex Deutsch, Milagros y la Onda, Javier Pedras, Ines Reiger, Georg Breinschmid, Hans Salomon, Christian Maurer, Michael Erian, Dusko Goykovich, Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra, Lee Harper, Stjepko Gut, John Peterson, Vienna Jazz Group, Gelee Royal

also touring e.g. with Matthieu Michel, Jonathan Blake, Bennie Maupin & John B. Williams, Peter Herbert, Alex Deutsch


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

state scholarship to study at foreign art universities (Royal Conservatoire The Hague)


Jazzfestival Vienna: Austrian Young Lions with the Martin Reiter Trio


Hans Koller Award in the category "New York Scholarship"


International Composer Competition of the BJO (Brussels Jazz Orchestra): finalist with his big band arrangement of "Mauve"


Hans Koller Award in the category "Newcomer of the Year"


Jazzzeit-reader's poll award 2005


award in the category "CD of the Year" for the CD "Alma" (material records)

Description of Style

Powerful compositions, most likely allocated to the "contemporary jazz" category, with a strong rhythmic component, harmonic elements are borrowed from the fusion music of the 70s and 80s, with the rhythms strongly Latin-oriented. In terms of melody, the compositional complexity makes way for a simple, factual structure.

Discography, Projects

Discography (selection):

  • 2014: Songs without Words (THE FLOW)
  • 2014: acoustic & electric trio (Martin Reiter)
  • 2013: Departure (THE FLOW feat. Johannes Enders & Matthieu Michel)
  • 2011: Inventions & Impressions (Martin Reiter)
  • 2010: Live at the Bird's Eye Jazz Club Volume 11 (Martin Reiter's ALMA)
  • 2010: Origination (THE FLOW)
  • 2010: Europe House presents Europa Jazz 2010 (THE FLOW)
  • 2009: the flow (THE FLOW)
  • 2007: Alma (Martin Reiter)
  • 2005: Chez es Saada (Martin Reiter)
  • 2004: Rache für Mozart (Feuerhaus & Martin Reiter)

Band/Ensemble Member of

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