- Date & Time
- Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:30pm 2015-03-31 07:30:00 pm1969-12-31 07:00:00 pmAmerica/New_YorkUF Clarinet Ensembles ConcertMusic Building Room 101 (MUB 101)
From Austria, Guest Conductor and Lecturer, Dr. Friedrich Pfatschbacher and Guest Mezzo-Soprano, Soloist Professor Birgit Pfatschbacher, will be performing with the Clarinet Ensemble.
Clarinetist Dr. Friedrich Pfatschbacher is director of music and teacher for clarinet at the Mautern Music School. He has performed regularly as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, and has previously taught at the academic music high school in Admont in Styria.He was conductor of the Wind and Big Band Mautern over a number of years. Clarinet soloist with the Wind Band Donawitz/Styria since 2003.
Pfatschbacher studied clarinet under Professor Alfred Rosé (Vienna Symphony Orchestra) at the Graz College of Music. Postgraduate Studies (1999-2004) "Musicology" with Univ. Profs. Drs. Wolfgang Suppan and Peter Revers at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Graduation Doctor of Philosophy. Author of the book "The clarinet choir" (Der Klarinettenchor), published 2005.
Pfatschbacher is also founder and director of the Clarinet Ensemble Woodwind (2001-2014) and current newly founded Austrian Clarinets 2014 with concert tours in China, North-Africa, and different countries in Europe. Since 2006, he is the Founder and President of the Austrian Clarinet Society, and since 2007, is the Chief Conductor of the Austrian Clarinet Choir (2013 concerts in Assisi/Italy and 2015 in Madrid/Spain at the Clarinetfest contribute to the I.C.A. and is the national chairperson for the I.C.A. (International Clarinet Association) since 2012.
In 2013, Pfatschbacher was appointed professor from the President of Austria.
Mezzo-Soprano, Soloist Professor Birgit Pfatschbacher studied piano, accordeon, guitar and recorder at various music schools in Carinthia. She studied vocals, choir director and voice training at the Carinthian State Conservatory Klagenfurt and studied at the University College of Teacher Education / Viktor-Frankl-Hochschule.
She was choir master in excess of 20 years from ensembles and large choirs in the region of St. Veit/Carinthia and has serveral recordings with the mixed double quartet "Metnitz" (Carinthia) and with many other choirs in the district of St. Veit. She also conducts children choirs and music ensembles in the field of elementary schools and performed many children musicals.
Pfatschbacher has many performances as vocal soloist in choirs or with the Austrian clarinet choir at home and abroad.Furthermore, she is moderator from concerts (Austrian clarinet Choir, Austrian Clarinets...), vernissages and readings.
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