Maria Gstättner
Instrument: bassoon, vocals

© Bernhard Schramm

Gstättner Maria


# Title Year of Originsort icon Instrumentation Category
1 angel of vision 2017
2 korrespondenzia 2016
3 flug – remembering how to transform into a rose 2016
4 windmills - chamber-opera for mezzo soprano, baritone and small chamber-orchestra 2016
5 risimusette 2015
6 Maxi_Wash_Impress - for 20 wind-instruments and 4 percussions 2015
7 kreiseln _ nordlichtsplitter 2014
8 Fiori di Strada - music for the same-titled featur film 2014
9 kreiseln_extended - for chamber-ensemble 2014
10 Das Nichts 2013
11 Answer01 and Answer02 2013 - 2014
12 Eselsohren 2011
13 Blicke durch Recitative to an Absent Sky - for bassoon and live-electronics 2010
14 rotatoria
15 inbound
16 amaryllis
17 belladonna
18 Laburnum
19 thistle
20 desert Sand
21 roseaceae
22 Wild Wine
23 22. Oktober Lied
24 Märzblumen
25 Reisebericht
26 dewdrops
27 goldene Kugeln
28 wone waun
29 Ich bereue nichts
30 Rückgabe
31 Dauer - in 6 Bildern
32 Märzblumen_1
33 Im Keller
34 Der Weg ist das Ziel
35 Marsch nach Maß - for symphonic wind-orchestra
36 marsch to mars
37 Sommerwind - Five miniatures for chamber orchestra
38 bonded - for vocal-ensemble, violin, viola and double bass
39 looking forward to

General Information

Year of Birth:  1977
Date of Birth:  31. May 1977
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Born in 1977 in Mürzzuschlag/Styria/Austria. Degree programme bassoon at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 2005, degree with distinction.


International concerts as a soloist as well as a chamber musician (Austria, England, Spain, Canada, South Korea, France, Serbia, Hungary, Israel, Palestine, Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Latvia, Denmark).
2004-2005 employment as bassoonist in the Philharmonic Orchestra Graz and the Graz Opera. Artistic cooperation with Melissa Coleman, Judith Unterpertinger, Nika Zach, Jon Sass, Stefan Heckel, Aziz Sahmaoui, Maja Osojnik, Wolfgang Seierl, Giulio Camagni, Magdalena Bork, Claudia Cervenca, Wolfram Derschmidt, Gerald Preinfalk, Bertl Mütter and Tristan Schulze, a.o.


Concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, the Orchestra of the Volksoper Vienna, the Tonkünstlerorchestra Vienna, the Klangforum Vienna, the Janus Ensemble, the trio Gstättner*Heckel*Sahmaoui, the ensemble Studio Dan, the ensemble "die Reihe", the ensemble United Sounds of Bassoon and the ensemble Reconsil.


Source: Biography Maria Gstättner


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1997 - 2005

applied music (Dietmar Zeman, Stepan Turnovsky); with distinction

1999 - 2003

instrumental and singing education; degree with distinction (specialisation: elementary musical education / EME)


degree with distinction (diploma-thesis: "Chambermusic for bassoon and strings - basso continuo to multiphonics")

2009 - 2016

artistic doctoral degree programme (doctoral thesis: "Bassoonperformances - art is the daughter of freedom")


postgraduate course in cultural management

completed training as a music-kinesiologist

master-classes with Oscar Bohorquez, Pascal Gallois, Michael Werba, Klaus Lienbacher, Gottfried J. Pokorny


2000 - 2005

bassoon professor at the music school Bisamberg / Leobendorf

2004 - 2005



founding member and ever since bassoonist

2007 - 2010

development and teacher of the workshop CMA (Contemporary Musicians' Awareness)


instructor at a course on improvisation in chamber music

2010 - 2012

teaching improvisation and performance experiences for music students in ensembles as well as one-on-one lessons


research contract as an "artistic scientist" for an FWF-project "Quo vadis, Teufelsgeiger?"

member of the center of Gender Studies

solo-bassoonist of the Vienna Burgtheater, principal bassoonist of the Vienna Volkstheater, bassoonist of the Wiener Kammerphilharmonie

lecturer of "Free improvisation for chamber music ensembles and orchestra"

involvement (as a musician) in many CD-recordings of classical music, but also of cross-over and free improvisation: e.g. with Studio Dan, LFO, Klangforum Wien, RSO Vienna, Janus-Ensemble etc.

founder, leader and organiser of the trio "Gstättner*Heckel*Sahmaoui"

international soloist, a.o. concerts with the chamber orchestra of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Prague

many years of national and international chamber music concerts with the "Pentagon" wind quintet

orchestral activity a.o. with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, RSO Vienna, the Volksoper Orchestra, Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra - concerts with the Klangforum Wien, "die reihe", Collegium Viennense, Prager Bläser-Trio (Japan, USA, Australia )

teacher of improvisation-classes at the ISA (International Summer Academy)

teacher of chamber-music improvisation-classes at the Conservatory Eisenstadt


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation





Austrian World Music-Audience Award






invited as a composer


compositional funding


scholarship of the centre for Gender Studies




compositional funding


compositional funding


Theodor Körner Award for Composition


half-year scholarship for composition

invitations to "Speed Dating for female composers" in the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

Discography, Projects


  • 2014: Dewdrops (einklang-records)
  • 2010: LAVA (Crackedanegg records)

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