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Herwig Gradischnig

Lecturer for Saxophone & Ensemble (Faculty of Music)
Artistic Major(s): Saxophone

Artistic and pedagogical education

  • 1986 Start of saxophone studies jazz/classical music at the University of Music Graz
  • 1989 change to the (former) Bruckner Conservatory Linz, studies IGP Jazz and Popular Music, 1993 graduation with distinction

Teaching & Research

  • Teacher at the JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music & at the Friedrich Gulda School of Music since 2020
  • Music School Bruck an der Muhr since 2011
  • Music School Klosterneuburg since 2013
  • Lecturer at saxophone jazz workshops in Austria and abroad


  • CD Releases u.a. "Best things in life" und "Searching for hope", der Saxophonist ist zu hören auf über 70 CDs
  • We three (jive music 1997)
  • We three-we see (tcb 2000)
  • Ghost trio (cracked anegg 2008)
  • Fine four (barnette 2010)
  • Under western skies (cracked anegg/handsemmel 2011)

Further work experience

  • Active for 25 years as a big band, ensemble, improvisation and saxophone teacher at workshops in Austria and abroad.
  • 1993-2007 member of the Vienna Art Orchestra
  • Currently guest professor saxophone/jazz at the Music and Art University of Vienna

Prizes, awards, miscellaneous

  • Two-time winner of the Hans Koller Jazz Award
  • 1998 Newcomer of the year
  • 2004 Jazz CD of the year (with Oliver Kent)