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Personal - Education - Further Education - Teaching Experience - Current Freelance Work
Past Freelance Work - Work as a Composer - Prizes & Scholarships - Selected Discography

Robert Bachner -
trombone, euphonium - composer & arranger
born on 27th of April 1972 in Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria (UA), Austria/Europe
Living and working in Vienna, Austria since 1996

First music experience with my parents. Playing Euphonium since the age of 10, started to play trombone at 14
1991-1995 Jazz & Popular Music (trombone) at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz with
Christian Radovan
1996-1999 Composition & Arrangement at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna with
Thomas Huber & Heinz Czadek
2000 Studies at the New School University in New York City with
Conrad Herwig.

Further Education
Masterclasses/Workshops & private lessons also with George Lewis, Ed Neumeister, David Liebman, Hugh Fraser, Bill Watrous, Robin Eubanks, Benny Powell, Bobby Dodge, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bobby Shew ...

Teaching Experience
2008-2009 trombone at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
1996-1999 Jazz Trombone & Improvisation at the Music School in Neuhofen/UA
1996, 98 Int. Tuba Festival in Stadl-Paura/UA (Euphonium)
1996-99, 01,02,04 Big Band Workshop of the Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra
1997-2000 Jazzacademy Scheibbs in Lower Austria
1998, 2000 Academy for teachers in Weinberg/UA

Current Freelance Work
1993-present Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra
1994-present Heavy Tuba (Euphonium & Trombone)
1997-present Lungau BIg Band
2003-present Flip Philipp & Ed Partyka Dectet
2004-present Jazz Big Band Graz
2004-present Schwarzmarkt
2005-present Chameleon Changes
2008-present Bastian Stein Oktett

Past Freelance Work
1996-2008 Vienna Art Orchestra
1998-2004 Sanmera
1998-2002 Achim Tang Quintet
1997-1999 Nouvelle Cuisine
1996-1999 Doretta Carter
1999-2006 Concert Jazz Orchestra Vienna
2001-2005 Groovehunters
2003-2004 Kombinesch
1994-2000 Numerous recordings with the austrian Rock´n Roll Star Andy Lee Lang

Further performances also with Kenny Wheeler, Django Bates, Ray Anderson, Bill Watrous, Bob Mintzer, Bobby Shew, Michael Gibbs,
Elliot Sharp, Andy Sheppard, Bruckners Unlimited, Ray Charles, Tony Momrelle, Count Basic, Madita, Georg Nußbaumer...

Work as a Composer
Compositions mainly for my own projects, but also for the Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra, Heavy Tuba, Lungau Big Band, Juvavum Brass, Flip Philipp & Ed Partyka Dectet, Trombonica, Ensemble Pro Brass, Sanmera, Trompeteria ...

Recent works/commissions:
"Song Song Overture" (2008) for the Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra
"Hoamatswing" for the
Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra
"Morning Shift" for
Trombonica (Trombone Quartet)
"Backup" for Heavy Tuba
"Währinger Walzer" for the
mund.ART Quintett (Brass Quintet)
Arrangement of "So Rare" & " To anyone who performs it" by Flip Philipp for the
Flip Philipp/Ed Partyka Dectet
"Die Ursache - Eine Differenzierung" for the program "Dessöwe aundas" of the
Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra
"Crucial Qualities" for the
Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra , recorded on the latest CD "Deference to Anton Bruckner"
Arrangement of "The way you look tonight" for the
Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra featuring Johnny Griffin
"Brasstime" for the Lungau Big Band featuring Bill Watrous
"Kleinkunst" for the new
Heavy Tuba program
"Count Phenomium" for
Heavy Tuba, recorded on the CD "Live at Montreux"
"One for sure" for the ensemble
Trombone & Rhythm

Prizes & Scholarships

2006 Hans Koller Jazz Prize "CD of the Year 2006" for my quintet CD "Travelling Hard"
2006 Financial support for my CD Production "Travelling Hard" from SKE and the state of Upper Austria
2004 Financial support for my CD Production "Heart Disc" from SKE and the the state of Upper Austria
2000 Scholarship from Bundeskanzleramt, SKE & the state of Upper Austria for my Jazz Studies in New York City
1999 Scholarship for composition of the austrian "Bundeskanzleramt"
1998 Scholarship for composition of the austrian "Bundeskanzleramt"
1994 Musical portrait in the austrian TV series "Masters of tomorrow"