Clemens Rofner

Clemens Rofner studied electric and upright bass in Innsbruck, Linz and Vienna. He works as a freelance-musician and as a member of bands like HI5, Indian Air, Jakob Zimmermann Trio and tiktaalik. As sideman he worked with Jazzorchester Tirol, Mino Cinelu, Franz … read more »



The roots of this instrumental acoustic project lie in Barcelona, ​​where the two guitarists Mario Chehade (aka Rio Che) and Jakob Lackner (aka El Coba) used to perform as street musicians. In 2006 the violinist Herwig Schaffner (aka Herwigos) joined the duo … read more »

da Blechhauf’n

Da Blechauf´n, Bandfoto © Steve Haider / Da Blechauf´n

The formation Da Blechhauf’n is known as collective of seven brass musicians who play at full volume. What fist started as a Landverein (German for: non-profit association) the musicians turned into a pure brass band. Da Blechhauf performs at big brass festivals in … read more »

Die Strottern

Die Strottern - (c) Peter Mayr

For years the duo “Die Strottern” has been making a name for itself in the local music scene and has succeeded in being recognized as a fundamental institution on the Austrian music map. With their fresh and modern version of traditional Viennese … read more »

Die Wandervögel

Die Wandervögel, Bandfoto © Andrej Grilic

The young trio Die Wandervögel (ancient German for migratory birds) presents new arrangements of German, Austrian and Yiddish folksongs from the 1800ies till today. The repertoire includes also some self-composed “Wienerlied” songs or translations of Schubert. Die Wandervögel are a modern and humorous … read more »

Dobrek Bistro

Dobrek Bistro ©

It was love at first tune. When Polish accordionist Krzysztof Dobrek and Russian violinist Aliosha Biz first met during rehearsals for “Fiddler on the Roof”, it was clear that their future artistic direction would be a common one. Supported by percussionist Luis … read more »


Donauwellenreiter - © Apollonia Bitzan

Donauwellenreiter, consisting of the four Vienna-based musicians Maria Craffonara (vocals, violin), Thomas Castañeda (piano), Jörg Mikula (drums) and Lukas Lauermann (cello),  is a quartet that has been praised and recognized for both its outstanding live concerts and recordings and has long since … read more »

Douba Foli

Douba Foli, Bandfoto 2016 © Mike Ranz

With his latest bandproject Douba Foli the Austria-based balafon player Mamadou Diabate (Burkina Faso) unites professional musicians from Austria and West Africa. The brothers Abdoulaye and Modibo Diabate (Mali) are members of the band. As well as Mamadou Diabate they come from the … read more »

Duo [:klak:]

Klak (c) Stefan Grauf-Sixt

It is already the rather uncommon combination of accordion, clarinet, percussion and vocals that lets Duo [:klak:] stand out from the crowd. However, it is not only the duo’s instrumentation that makes the music of the two Carinthians Stefan Kollmann (accordion) and … read more »

Duo Dinovski-Schuberth

Dinovski-Schuberth, Bandfoto des Duos mit Akkordeon © Tijana Dinovski

The music of the accordion duo Dinovski-Schuberth is all about provocation and improvisation. The two young accordionists from Upper Austria (Paul Schuberth) and Macedonia (Atanas Dinovski) like to indulge in their mutual passion for Balkan music, Scottish and Irish sounds, jazz and … read more »