Gerald Preinfalk

Gerald Preinfalk © Gerald Preinfalk
Gerald Preinfalk © Gerald Preinfalk


Genre(s): Classical Music, Contemporary Music, Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Upper Austria, Austria


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Gerald Preinfalk started playing the clarinet at early age. The Saxophone became a vocation when discovering Vienna’s various scenes for music. Studies of Jazz- and Classical-Saxophone opened a wide range of activities. Gueststudies in Boston (USA) and Paris completed this constant curiosity. Since 2000 he is a member of Klangforum Wien, one of the most renowned contemporary classical music ensembles. Guest appearances have teamed him with Classical Orchestras like Vienna Philharmonic and various Bigbands and Jazzensembles. His own projects reach from classical
chamber music with piano, over Theatre-music, to Free-Improvised-music. Since 2008 he holds the Professorship for Classical Saxophone in Graz (Austria).
Saxophonist Gerald Preinfalk, the musical center of the band, describes the Brazilian rhythm section as the yin of the group. As a counterweight, the cello, flugelhorn, flute, and viola — primarily played by musicians from Klangforum Wien — will constitute the ensemble’s yang. A keyboard will drive on and unite all these disparate elements from different worlds of music. The ensemble is finally rounded off by the vocal contribution of Greek singer Savina Yannatou.


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