BIOGRAPHY

Christof Dienz – composer, bassoon player, zither performer

  • born 1968 in Innsbruck , Tirol
  • music highschool in Innsbruck, first compositions
  • from 1989 in vienna, jobs as poster biller, bartender, stagehand…
  • from 1991 – 1999 bassoon studies in vienna with Prof. Turkovic
  • from 1997 – 2000 bassoon player at vienna state opera
  • from 1992 – 2000 musical director of DIE KNÖDEL (4 CD for recrec/switzerland / kochrecords /usa, soundtracks for 2 movies,more then 300 concerts in Europa (Festival Mimi, Jazzfestival Moers), USA (Merkin Hall, Knitting Factory) , Canada (Vancouver Folkfest, Calgary, Toronto, Winnipeg , Mexiko , Japan ,Tuva, etc.)
  • since 2000 freelanced composer, bassoon player and zither player
  • 2003 composer in residence at Klangspuren Schwaz
  • 2005 DIENZ ZITHERED (geco/hoanzl, 2005)
    – FM4 Soundselection
    – Platz 8 der SPEX -Charts
    – Rob da Bank show BBC London
    – Nominiert für Amadeus / FM4 Alternativ Award 2006
    – Dienz in New York – live at Radio WNYC
    – pasticcio-award for CD „DIENZ ZITHERED“
  • 2005 emil berlanda – award
  • 2006 SKE-annual award
  • 2006 „featured artist“ at Jazzfestival Saalfelden
    „composer in residence“ at Komponistenforum Mittersill
  • 2007 advancement award  of city of vienna
  • 2009 artist in residence at musik aktuell niederösterreich
  • 2009 founder of Ensembles QUADRAT:SCH
  • 2010 award of Landeshauptstadt Innsbruck for artistic work 2010
  • 2012 – 2016 artistic director of fmRiese – forward music festival
  • 2015 Hilde Zach – Kompositionsstipendium der Stadt Innsbruck
  • 2016 UA der Kammeroper SOMA (Libretto: Kristine Tornquist)

Concerts with Marc Ribot, Zeena Parkins, Miriam Makeba, Terry Bozzio, Manu Delago, DJ DSL, Rupert Huber, Hannes Strobl, Christian Martinek, Wolfgang Puschnig, Lukas Ligeti, Lorenz Raab, Martin Brandlmayr, Oswald Egger, Hubl Greiner, Pavel Fajt, Klangforum Wien, Phace Contemporary, RSO Wien and many more.

His music was played at festivals like Wien Modern, Klangspuren Schwaz, Transart Bolzano, Steirischer Herbst, Tiroler festspiele, Arena Festival Riga, Moers Festival, Mimi Festival, Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Jazzfest Vienna, Popkomm Berlin, Midem Cannes and many more.

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© 2017 Christof Dienz