Judith Ferstl

(c) Alexander Gotter


Genre(s): Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Vienna, Austria
Contact: judithferstl@outlook.com
Website: judithferstl.com



Judith Ferstl can currently be heard in many different formations (such as “Christian Muthspiel’s Orjazztra”, “Orwa Saleh Band” & “Gnigler”) in addition to her bands “June in October” and “chuffdrone”. Composition, improvisation, intricate rhythms, energetic passages and intimate soundscapes with room for silence, are part of her wide spectrum of sounds.

After completing her jazz studies and classical lessons at the MUK Vienna (Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität), she continued her studies and completed her jazz double bass IGP studies at the Bruckner University Linz in 2014, as well as her master studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts (MDW) in 2019.

In addition to the start scholarship of the Federal Chancellery (2015), Judith Ferstl received the “SKE Jahresstipendium 2017” and twice won the “Bawag P.S.K. Next Generation Jazz Award” (“Gnigler” 2015 & “chuffDRONE” 2013).

Since 2019 Judith Ferstl is curator of a concert series for jazz at the Alte Schmiede in Vienna (Alte Schmiede Kunstverein Wien).


“Pink, Green, and Remembering”: Merve

Photo of Merve (c) Elsa Okazaki

The ensemble MERVE is Barbara Maria Neu, Andrea Edlbauer, Stefanie Kropfreiter and Judith Ferstl. In addition to combining several musical genres, the quartet integrates literary texts into their works, resulting in a colorful and profound … read more »

Austrian Music Highlights #21

Photo of Jazzorchester Vorarlberg and 5/8erl in Ehr'n at Glatt&Verkehrt (c) Sascha Osaka/Glatt&Verkehrt

How does that old song go? “I like New York in June / I like a Gershwin tune” …be that as it may, we’re more than happy to stick with Vienna and tunes from folks … read more »


Photo of Judith Ferstl (c) Ramona Rad/Hamakom Theater

In this series, mica – music austria and Austrian Music Export have collected the experiences and perspectives of women in the music business. No matter the categories, quotas or breakdowns, the goal is 100% of … read more »