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Christian Havel

Lecturer for Guitar & Ensemble (Faculty of Music Education)
Head of Institute for String Instruments
Artistic Major(s): Guitar

Artistic or pedagogical education

  • 1993-2018 Vienna Conservatory and Prayner Conservatory: jazz guitar, ensemble, improvisation
  • 2012-2021 Music and Art University Vienna (MUK): ensemble, ear training
  • 2014-2021 Art University Graz (KUG): Ensemble, ear training, improvisation

Teaching & Research

  • Lecturer at the JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music Vienna since 2019
  • Univ.-Prof. at the Music and Art University Vienna (MUK)
  • Art University Graz (KUG) since 2014
  • Lecturer at several workshops from 1990 until today (Scheibbs, Zeilern, Hinterstoder, Poysdorf)                                                                                       


  • 1993-2018: 7 CD productions under own name (Jive-Music); 3 of them in New York with international musicians, CD "Franz

Further work experience

  • Founder of "American Quartet" with Jon Davis, Joris Dudli and ex-Jazz Messenger Dennis Irwin
  • Producer as bandleader of 8 CD's and sideman on about 20 CD productions
  • Concerts in Europe, Iran, Mexico & USA

Prizes, awards, miscellaneous

  • 2002 nominated for „Hans Koller Preis"