Biography of Ensemble Art of Brass, Vienna:
The ensemble Art of Brass, Vienna, was founded in 1981 by five young musicians. Ever since it has fascinated the audience and critics alike with its richly contrasting programme, which includes own arrangements of works from various stylistic periods. Numerous Austrian composers have written works for this ensemble, which performs in various line-ups. The basic line-up is a wind quintet, which, depending on the respective project, is joined by additional players. The following musicians appear on this recording: Hans Gansch, trumpet (professor for trumpet at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, until 1996 solo trumpet with the Wiener Philharmoniker), Andreas Öttl, trumpet (he performed repeatedly at the Salzburg Festival together with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Juvavum Brass), Jürgen Pöchhacker, trumpet (winner of the Anton Bruckner-Förderungspreis of the Wiener Symphoniker), Jenö Kevehazi, horn (solo horn of the Budapest Radio Orchestra), Thomas Bieber, horn (1st horn of the Vereinigte Bühnen, Vienna), Josef Reif, horn (winner of the competition „Prima La Musica“ and horn player with the Wiener Symphoniker, the Niederöstereichische Tonkünstlerorchester and the Wiener Volksoper), Thomas Eibinger, trombone (solo trombone of the Grazer Oper), Erich Kojeder, trombone (Art of Brass), Sandor Balogh, trombone (Budapest Radio Orchestra) and the percussionists Kevan Teherani (solo timpani at the Wiener Volksoper) and Fras Gunnar (professor at the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium).