photographer: Adolf Bereuter ©

Aberer Rolf

General Information

Year of Birth:  1949
Place of Birth:  Hohenems
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Co-founder and director of the jazz seminar Dornbirn, freelancer for the Austrian broadcasting station ORF (manager of jazz/rock music), teacher at the Tyrolean State Conservatory (focus on popular music).


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

geography studies

music studies

lessons with Eckinger Isla

rhythm lessons with Billie Brooks

music theory, ear training, arrangement, composition lessons





co-founder and director

freelancer in production management of jazz and rock music

teacher with a focus on popular music

Trio Fool und Flissig: director of the ensemble, together with Ulrich Gabriel and Herbert van Smuer

The Williams Standard Jazz Quintett: director of the jazz formation

arrangements and support of the singer-songwriters

management and arrangements for CD productions and live concerts

music for commercials and industry films

music for several radio plays by Peter Klein, Michael Köhlmeier, Hubert Dragaschnig

Radio Vorarlberg: signations

ROLF A. Band: founder and leader

several formations: "Wanted", "And Mosa Lisa Smiles", "Glasshouse", "Good Morning", "G.S.Band", "Suspended Four", "Ralf Aberer Quartett"

Swiss Entertainment Orchestra SUO: member

composition and production of children songs

Performances (Selection)


Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

musical arrangement of "Kiss me Kate", with Ulrich Gabriel


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

honorary prize


Toni Russ Award

Description of Style

I compose quite traditionally, popular, harmonic or modal, from children's songs to big bands.

Discography, Projects

discography here

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