SELECTED FOR NASOM 2016/2017: David Six

The New Austrian Sound of Music – in short NASOM – is a long-term sponsorship program by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA), promoting young Austrian musicians for the fifth time in the two-year period 2016/2017.

The aim of NASOM is to offer support for international performances of promising young talents with the help of a global network of embassies, cultural forums and consulates.
A further objective of NASOM is to draw more attention to the fact that Austrian music creation – beyond the traditional – is as vibrant, modern and culturally diverse as ever.
The young artists accepted for this program were selected in cooperation with the organization mica – music information center austria and local music universities.
Here once again, young emerging musicians from the genres classical, jazz, world, contemporary and pop music were chosen to participate in this sponsorship program.

Among the 25 selected artists for the NASOM program:

David Six

David Six, most probably already a household name to connoisseurs of the young Austrian jazz scene due to his many participations in various projects (Mira Lu Kovacs/David Six, David Six’s Matador, Laura Winkler’s Wabi Sabi Orchestra), is a solo artist on the path of classical music crossing over to jazz, or vice versa, depending on one’s perspective. The composer and pianist artfully spans an arc between these two musical worlds, however, without ever becoming too obvious. It is precisely these blurred lines that add a special flair to his music.

David Six – piano


An initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs