Flip Philipp - Arrangeur & Vibraphone

Was born in 1969
received his first music lessons at the age of 5 including recorder, trumpet, percussion. At the age of 7 he choosed the drums to be his favorite instrument. With 14 he attended percussion lessons at the Music University of Graz/Austria. Further on he studied mallet instruments and Improvisation at the Berklee Summercollege of Music in Perugia / Italy. 1990 he became Principal Percussionist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2008 member of the new vienna art orchestra (Third Dream)
He played with:
Vienna Art Orchestra (A), Natalie Cole, Joe Zawinul, Ferhan & Ferzan Önder (Turkey), Beat Furrer, Friedrich Cerha, Ensemble „Die Reihe", Heiner Goebbels, Michael Mantler, José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Diane Warwick, Wayne Horvitz, Patrick Pulsinger, Richard Dorfmeister, Quruli (Japan), Sinshi Tanimura (Japan), Fujiko hemming (Japan), Lalo Schifrin, Diana Ross, Placido Domingo, Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Super World Orchestra, Orchester d. Bayerischen Rundfunk (Germany), Ensemble des 20.Jahrhunderts (A), Ensemble Die Reihe (A), Klangforum (A), John Law(UK), Adrian Mears, Andy Middleton

Ernst Weissensteiner - Doublbass

Born 1965 in St.Gallen/Styria
studied with Ludwig Streicherat the Music University in Vienna
Since 1986 1st Bass with Vienna Symphony
recorded together with Nigel Kennedy
Ensemble Modern Frankfurt
Chamberorchestra of Europe
since 1998 teaching Doublebass at the Privat University for Music in Vienna

Reinhard Hofbauer - trombone

Was born in Mürzzuschlag and started to study trombone with the age of 10 years at Johannes Brahms Musikschule. He continued his studies at the "Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst" in Vienna with Prof. Horst Küblböck.
Since July 2004 he is employed at the Vienna Symphony as trombonist. Further he plays with Wiener Akademie, dem Clemecic Consort , dem Johann Strauß Festival Orchester, dem Wiener Concertverein und der Austria Brass Connection.
Also he is a member of Vienna Symphony Jazz Project and "Wiener Posaunenquartett".

Walter Voglmayr - trombone

Year of birth: 1973
place of birth: Ried im Innkreis
1979 Began taking recorder lessons
1981 Began taking tenor horn lessons
1986 Accepted to the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz (Prof.F. Loimayr)
1988 Successfully passed acceptance exam to the University of Music in Vienna (Prof. H. Küblböck)
1993 Transferred to the class of Branimir Slokar in Freiburg
1997 Received his diploma and began repertory studies under Branimir Slokar (in Freiburg) and Rudolf Josel (Vienna)
L'Ensemble Instrumental de la Musique de Toulon, Pro Brass
additional instruments
tenor horn and recorder
Orchestral experience:
Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein
Festival Orchestra, Chapelle Royal (Paris), Symphonic Orchestra Aktuell, Gulbenkian Orchestra (Lisbon), since 1997 member of the ensemble Pro Brass
Appearances as a soloist:
Among others, with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra (Wiener Kammerorchester) and l'Ensemble Instrumental de la Musique de Toulon
Contractual Engagements:
6/1/1995 - 4/1/1996: substitute 1st trombone with the Bavarian State Opera, Munich

Stefan Obmann - trombone

Was born in 1988 in the town of St. Veit an der Glan, Kärnten. His musical education started at the age of five at the Althofen music school where he was taught by Willibald Krupka.
Stefan participated successfully in several competitions (Prima la Musica, the Viennese Symphony’s Anton Bruckner Competition) and received numerous first prizes. Moreover he attended master classes given by the likes of Carsten Svanberg, Horst Küblböck, Uwe Füẞl, Stefan Schulz, Joseph Alessi and Otmar Gaiswinkler.
Between 2004 and 2006 Stefan was not only a student at Althofen High School but also an associate student on a preparatory course under Professors Dieitmar Küblböck (Vienna Philharmonic) and Otmar Gaiswinkler (Vienna Symphony). After successfully graduating from school in June 2006, in October of the same year he finally became a full-time student at the Viennese Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst. Here he pursued his studies under Professor Dietmar Küblböck and Mark Gaal (Vienna Philharmonic.
As well as his training as a solo trombonist, Stefan has experience of performing with orchestras such as the Wiener Jeunesse Orchester, the Festival Ensemble Stuttgart, the Grazer Symphoniscen Orchester, the Wiener Kammerorchester, the Haydn Camerata and the Vienna Symphony. He is currently a understudy for the Wiener Volks- und Staatsoper and still performs with the Ensemble Wiener Collage, which gives him the chance to play contemporary music. Stefan is also a member of Trombone Attraction, a trombone quartet.
Stefan has an apprentice’s contract with the opera in Frankfurt/Main for the 2010/11 season.

Christian Löw - trumpet

Was born in 1978 in the town of Mistelbach, Niederösterreich. A music student at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien and at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg (under Professor Richard Schwameis and University Professor Karl Steininger respectively), in 2003,the final year of his studies, he was engaged as a solo trumpeter in the Dortmund Philharmonic. Since 2007 he has been a trumpeter in the Vienna Symphony.
Christian has also collaborated with renowned orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Volksopernorchester, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Duisburger Philharmoniker and many others.
In 2000 he was a member of the Olympic Band at the opening of the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Heinrich Bruckner - trompet

Born in 1965 in Vienna
from 1977 studied at privat Music University
prizes with "Jugend musiziert"
1983employment with Bühnenorchester of the Austrian Theatres
Since 1987 1.trompetist with Vienna Symphony
Since 1994 he is teaching chambermusic for brass at the University for Music in Vienna

Nicolas Geremus - violin

Born in 1959 in Munich.
Coming from a family of artists, he took his first violin lessons at the age of six.
In 1976/77 he attended the Munich Academy of Music as a guest student.
Since 1978 he has been living in Vienna, where he was a student of Prof. Franz Samohyl and Prof. Gerhard Schulz at the Academy until 1987.
From 1988 to 1990 he was a member of the "Modern String Quartet" in Munich, enjoying international success in the jazz field.
Since 1986 he has been first violinist in the Vienna Symphony

Sigi Küblböck - tenorsaxophon

Born 1947 in Rohrbach/Upperaustria
1966 studied clarinette at Music University in Vienna from 1973 member of Vienna Symphony

Aneel Soomary - Trompete

Born in London 1967
education and earliest musical experience:
Colchester Institute (1983-1988) BA (hons) degree in music
Royal College of Music London (1988-1989) A.R.C.M. (perf) Diploma
2nd Essex Youth Orchestra - Denis Wick
Essex Youth Orchestra - John Giorgiadis
Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra - Scott Stroman
Essex Youth Brass Ensemble - George Reynolds
Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra - James Blair
professors, youth orchestra tutors, and masterclasses:
John Pinnel, Geoffrey Harniess, George Reynolds, David Mason, Michael Laird, John Fletcher, John Wallce, Maurice Murphy, Paul Cosh, Eric Crees, Denis Wick, Hakan Hardenberger, Maurice Andre, Bo Nilsson
West Side Story - european tour 1990
Golden Musicals of Broadway - european tour 1991
Cats - Zürich 1991-1993
Five Guys Named Moe - Melbourne 1993-1994
Cats - Hong Kong/Seoul 1994
Cats - european tour 1994-1995
A Chorus Line - european tour 1996
Sie Liebt Mich - Wien 1996
Catherine - Aachen 1998
since 2003 a member of the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien
Carmen Cubana - München 2007
some free lance work to date:
Royal Philharmonic pops Orchestra, Opernhaus Zürich, Grand Union Orchestra, Jazz Warriors, Sounds Positive, Pepe Lienhard Orchester, Vienna Art Orchestra, Klangforum Wien, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Wiener Mozart Akademie, Salonorchester Alhambra, Volksoper Wien, Brass Band Oberösterreich, Nouvelle Cuisine, Musikwerkstatt Wien, Bob Brookmeyer`s New Art Orchestra, Wiener Bläserphilharmonie, Janus Ensemble, Pro Brass, Wiener Akadamie, Wiener Taschenoper, Wiener Kammeroper, Christain Mühlbacher, Jazzwerkstatt Wien, Takon Orchestra, Franz Hautzinger`s Trumpetorchestra, NÖ Kammerorchester, Art of Brass Vienna, Vienna Concert Jazz Orchestra, LACJO, Orchester Thomas Ramsl, Burgtheater Wien, Vienna Symphonic Jazz Project, Gansch and Roses, Robert Bachner Big Band, Axel Rot Big Band, Joe Zawinul, Ray Charles, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Daryl Jones, Elaine Paige, Julian Loydd webber, Jose Feliciano, Till Brönner, Bob Lanese, Christian Kolonovits, Wolfgang Ambros, Marianne Mendt, Stefanie Werger, Hansi Lang
Gustav Mahler Konservatorium Wien (since 2006)
Vöcklabrücker Trompetentage 2003
big band seminar Schloss Zeilern 2009
nomination for Hans Koller Preis (best sideman of the year 2007)

Christian Salfellner - drums

Born 1965 in Aigen/Austria
Studied classical & Jazz Music at the University of Music in Graz, Austria.
Studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Currently with:
- “Concert Jazz Orchestra Vienna”
-“Kyoto” feat. Joe Locke, Johannes Enders, Ed Howard.
-“Joe Haider Septet”
- Achim Tang "In the long run"
- “Robert Bachner Quintet”
- “Christian Wegscheider Trio”
- “Georg Breinschmid Mingus Projekt”
- "Debbie Deane“
played with:
Marc Abrams, Ray Anderson, Benny Bailey, Django Bates, Bob Berg,Joseph Bowie, Florian Bramböck, Debbie Deane, Johannes Enders, Art Farmer, Rick Iannacone, Sheila Jordan, Herbert Joos, Oliver Kent, Lee Konitz, Joe Locke,
Adrian Mears, Matthieu Michel, James Moody, Mark Murphy, Christian Muthspiel, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Nguyen Le, Fritz Pauer, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Wolfgang Puschnig, Karl Ratzer, Uli Rennert, Gunther Schuller, Roman Schwaller, Linda Sharrock, Andy Sheppard, Jim Snidero, Harry Sokal, Thomas Stabenow,
Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Lew Tabackin, Clark Terry, Vienna Art Orchestra, Concert Jazz Orchestra Vienna