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Gernot Wolfgang

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Gernot Wolfgang

Biography

Genrot Wolfgang (b 1957, Bad Gastein, Austria) in an Austrian composer residing in the United States.

Mr. Wolfgang is a graduate of the program “Scoring for Motion Pictures and TV” at the University of Southern California, and holds degrees from Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Music in Graz, Austria.

From 1990-93 Gernot was a lecturer in jazz composition and harmony at the University of Music in Graz. He has guest lectured and held master classes at UCLA, the University of Music in Vienn,a and the festival Instrumenta Verano in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Gernot Wolfgang also works as an orchestrator in the film and TV music industry. He is currently associate artistic director of “HEAR NOW – A Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers” and artistic advisor to the Beverly Hills International Music Festival.

Gernot has received awards, grants and scholarships from the American Composers Forum, American Music Center, the Austrian Ministry for Education and the Arts, the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research, Austro Mechana, Berklee College of Music, Billboard Magazine, BMI, the Fulbright Commission and the State of Tyrol, Austria.

Gernot has received more than 40 commissions from individuals and organizations such as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Jazz Festival of the European Broadcasting Union, Los Angeles Philharmonic principals Michele Zukovsky (clarinet), Joanne Pearce Martin (keyboard), David Breidenthal (bassoon) and the Los Angeles-based chamber music series Chamber Music Palisades, Pacific Serenades and South Bay Chamber Music Society.

His concert works have been presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra (Japan), among others. They have been performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) in New York, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Germany.

As a guitarist with the Austrian jazz ensemble “The QuARTet” Wolfgang has recorded two critically acclaimed CDs for Extraplatte and toured extensively throughout Europe.


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