Genre(s): Folk, Global
From: Lower Austria, Vienna, Austria
Management: info@divertedmusic.at
Booking: info@divertedmusic.at
Contact: office@feder-spiel.at
Website: www.feder-spiel.net/


Date City Venue Country
21. Mar. 2024 Tiers Swing on Snow Italy
Time: 12:00am.
22. Mar. 2024 Seiseralm Swing on Snow Italy
Time: 12:00am.
24. Mar. 2024 Karlsruhe Tollhaus Germany
Time: 12:00am.
06. Jun. 2024 Duderstadt Festival aufm Platz Germany
Time: 12:00am.
07. Jun. 2024 Rinteln Festival aufm Platz Germany
Time: 12:00am.
08. Jun. 2024 Melle Festival aufm Platz Germany
Time: 12:00am.
19. Jun. 2024 Bozen Schloss Runkelstein Italy
Time: 12:00am.
20. Jun. 2024 Unterföhring Bürgerhaus Unterföhring Germany
Time: 12:00am.
21. Jun. 2024 Niedernhall Rathaus Niedernhall Germany
Time: 12:00am.
22. Jun. 2024 Werneck Schlosspark Germany
Time: 12:00am.
23. Jun. 2024 Weilburg Weilburger Schlosskonzerte Germany
Time: 12:00am.
07. Jul. 2024 Zug Zurlaubenhof, Sommerklänge Switzerland
Time: 12:00am.
12. Sep. 2024 Dortmund Konzerthaus Dortmund Germany
Time: 12:00am.
13. Sep. 2024 Parchim Solitär Germany
Time: 12:00am.
14. Sep. 2024 Schweinfurt Nachsommer Germany
Time: 12:00am.
01. Dec. 2024 Toblach Kulturzentrum Italy
Time: 12:00am.
19. Dec. 2024 Ludwigsburg Forum am Schlosspark Germany
Time: 12:00am.


Federspiel is a band on a mission to liberate Austrian folk music from its dusty image and give it a modern edge and a fresh start which appeals to all ages.

In 2004 seven young musicians from Vienna and the Lower Austrian area got together to revitalise and bring to a new audience local folk music incorporating their own unique musical interpretation. Tearing down borders people think exist in using folk music, they developed and began to write their own compositions which now form a large part of their repertoire. Here their in depth study of original folk music scores proved to be really useful in creating a contemporary new sound using this source material, but we’ll come back to that later. These guys knew exactly what they were doing when they discovered and created their own interpretations for this preserved traditional music, since their own roots are also in classical music studies.

What sets Federspiel apart from the general resurgence of folk music culture, and particularly from other contemporary European folk music you can see in several ways. They don’t just source their music from what is now Austria but also from what was once the Austro Hungarian Empire, a rich and diverse source, which includes polkas, waltzes, marches and Hungarian Csárdás. Every so often, Slavic or Mexican brass rhythms surface in their arrangements and melodies, which underline the fundamental creativity and open mindedness of the septet.

This fresh young band of musicians manages to find a wonderful balance between traditional folk music and a more contemporary approach, completely avoiding bland commercialism or the mass market of for example the Schlager of German speaking countries.

Above all they embody humour and fun mixed with real professionalism, versatility, virtuosity and great music. Following their own path, the future of these seven musicians seems to be very bright and promising.

Line up:

Simon Zöchbauer – Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Philip Haas – Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Ayac Jimenez-Salvador – Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Frederic Alvarado-Dupuy – Clarinet
Thomas Winalek – Trombone/Bass Trumpet
Matthias Werner – Trombone
Robert Puhr – Tuba


30. Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg (IKF)

The international trade fair for stage productions, music, and events celebrates its 30th anniversary this year from 21 to 24 January with an additional fifth stage, a country focus on SWITZERLAND, the awarding of an additional … read more »


Federspiel (c) Maria Frodl

The Austrian formations FEDERSPIEL and RADIAN  received a very special honour this year. Both acts were featured on the best-of list for January 2017 from the Prize os the German Record Critics. The young seven … read more »


Federspiel (c) Maria Frodl

Federspiel were formed 12 years ago with the intention of combining alpine brass music with something more contemporary. Not long ago, on the 11th of November, they released their fourth album “Smaragd”. And it has taken … read more »