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Mario Dancso

Artistic Major(s): Guitar


  • 1996 – 1998 Schubert Conservatory (Jazz guitar with Frank Schwinn)
  • 1999 – 2003 Prayner Conservatory (jazz guitar with Andreas Wallner and Christian Havel)
  • 2003 – 2004 Vienna Conservatory (Jazz Guitar and Diploma under Christian Havel)

Work Experience

  • 2005 guitar teacher at the Penzinger Music School
  • 2006 – 2016 lecturer for Jazz guitar and home recording at the Vienna Conservatory
  • 2016 – 2020 Lecturer for songwriting and arrangement at the Prayner Conservatory
  • Seit 2016 lecturer for Jazz/Pop Guitar at the JAM MUSIC LAB Private University and at the AMP

Artistic development (extract)

  • 2003 – 2020 "Violet" Acoustic Jazz Duo/Trio Project with Susan Blanarik and Alex Kerbl
  • 2004 Composer of the play "The Life of Francois Villon" for the Akzent Theater in Vienna
  • 2005 Composer of the 3sat documentary "Spuren im Sand" Director: Wolfgang Hackl
  • 2006 Composer of the ORF/3sat documentary "Explosive War" Director: Marco Rosi
  • 2007 – 2008 director of the "Traffic Jam" session series with various national and international artists, including Bauchklang, Violetta Parisini, Karl Schrumpf, Matthias Jakisic, Al Slavik, Hiram Bullok 
  • 2008 Composer of the 3sat documentary "Feuchtwanger lebt" by Herbert Krill, nominated for the Grimme Prize
  • 2009 Composer of the ZDF documentary "The African Decade" Director: Peter Zureck; composer of the CINEMA documentary "Ski heil-Die zwei Bretter die die die die die Welt bedeuten" by Richard Rossmann; winner of the Eco Filmfestival in Paris -Best European Documentary; composer of the 3-part documentary series "Deutsches Design" by Maren Niemeyr for DW-TV; composer of the soundtrack for "Son of Armani" by Mathias Zuder
  • 2010 Composer of the ORF/3sat/ZDF documentary "Caves of Oman" Director: Wolfgang Hackl; Composer of the Lower Austria Tourism Campaign Mostviertel von Oben (2010-2013)
  • 2011 – 2016 Composer of the "ISCHGL - RELAX IF YOU CAN" advertising campaign
  • 2011 Soundmixer for the KINO documentary "Tag ein, Tag aus" by Richard Rossmann; concert series in Istanbul with the electro jazz project "Vienna Melounge
  • 2012 Composer of the musical "Broadway can Bounce" by Cedric Lee Bradley
  • 2013 – 2016 composer of the "SERFAUS FISS LADIS – Family Surprise" advertising campaign; composer of the film music (CINEMA) for "That's what's always going on with people and not going on with animals" by Jan Groos; composer and sound designer of the CINEMA documentary film "Out of sight" Diagonle
  • 2013 Composer of short film "How Won" by Robert Passini
  • 2014 composer for the ORF/3sat documentary "Krieg der Bilder" by Günther Kaindlsdorfer, sound mixer for the KINO documentary "Max und Die Anderen" by Richard Rossmann
  • 2015 Author of the guitar textbook "Gitarren Skriptum – für POP/ROCK und JAZZ"; composer for the Alpenverein section Burgenland advertising series; leader and initiator of the session series "Guerrilla-Session" in various Viennese scene venues 
  • 2016 composer and sound mixer for the CINEMA documentary "Apples and Pears" by Richard Rossmann; composer for Wien Tourismus and as remixer of the Wienerblut Waltz of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - for "Wien Modern
  • Since 2010 Cooperation with the Overdub recording studios in Vienna
  • Guitar recordings in the field of POP/ROCK/Jazz for various artists and audiovisual projects (advertisements/image films/audio plays and much more)
  • Compositions and sound design for companies like "Gebrüder Weiss", Emirates, SHT, frauenthal GROUP, Kästle, ÖAG, BIPA, Desperado Bier, NEOS advertising campaign, Vier Pfoten and many more
  • In all the above mentioned projects working as a composer/arranger/guitarist and sound engineer