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Faculty

Bertl Mayer

Head of Institute for Improvisation (Faculty of Music)
Artistic Major(s): Harmonica, Improvisation

Artistic and pedagogical education

  • Music theory - harmony - Prayner Conservatory Vienna, 1979
  • Workshop Improvisation with Michael Mantler 1982, Vienna
  • Workshop Improvisation with Enrico Rava 1984, Vienna

Teaching & Research

  • Lecturer at the JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music & at the Friedrich Gulda School of Music since 2012

Publications

  • CD-VOCATION with Flip PHILIPP (2021), own production
  • DVD- GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK - Camilla NYLUND - RSO Symphony Orchestra (ORF, Andre Heller) 2021
  • KLANGBUCH - ROBERT BURNS - Mei Heaz is in Hochlaund with Wolfram Berger, Cornelius Obonya, Willi Resetarits a.o. (Mandelbaum Verlag, 2021)
  • CD - YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! with 5achterl in Ehr`n - Viennese Soulfood Records (2020)
  • CD - A JOIA ESCONDIDA - Federica Ferrari - AST Records (2019)
  • CD - SCRAMMEL and the JAZZ via BRASIL with Peter Havlicek and Nikolai TUNKOVITSCH Preiser Records (2019)

Further work experience

  • Kultursommer Grafenegg 2017, 2021, Soloist with NÖ Tonkünstler
  • Concert "IN MEMORIAM KARL HODINA" with Tini Kainrath, Alegre Correa a.o. 2019 at the Konzerthaus Vienna
  • Concert with Louie Austen at JAZZFEST WIEN at the Vienna State Opera, 2018
  • Concerts with Flip PHILIPP - Bertl MAYER Quartett at MuTh, Vienna, 2020,2021,2022
  • 2004: Vienna Konzerthaus - Collaboration with Camerata Salzburg and Christian Muthspiel 
  • 2005: Concerts at the State Treaty Anniversary with Joe Zawinul (Belvedere Palace, Vienna Konzerthaus) 
  • 2007: State Opera House Hannover (Milhaud programs) 
  • 2008: Jazz Festival "9 Gates" Beijing
  • 1999 - 2008: Guest soloist with the Vienna Art Orchestra, CDs include: All that Strauss 1 & 2 

Prices, awards, miscellaneous

  • GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD 2016 for participation in the CD production "BLUE ROAD
    SNOW OWL Band