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Philippine Duchâteau

Lecturer for Piano (Faculty of Music Education)
Artistic Major(s): Piano

Artistic and pedagogical education

  • Bachelor of Music Jazzpiano Performance (summa cum laude), Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA), graduated 2001
  • Diploma IGP Jazz Piano (with excellent results) and state teaching qualification, MUK Private University Vienna, graduation 2001          
  • Piano full scholarship & piano chair with the Henry Mancini Orchestra feat. Terence Blanchard u.a., Henry Mancini Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, 2000    
  • Diploma in Jazz Piano (with excellent results), MUK Private University Vienna, graduation 1999

Teaching & Research

  • Teaching at JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music & at Friedrich Gulda School of Music since 2012
  • Teaching jazz/pop/rock piano, Musikschule Mostviertel since 2003
  • Vokalsommerakademie Eisenstadt: Solo Vocal Correpetition at Masterclasses with Prof.Sascha Wienhausen (Dean Popular Music University Osnabrück), 2009-2019
  • Jazz workshops with socially disadvantaged Roma children in Bucharest and Hosman (Romania) 2010-2018
  • JAM MUSIC LAB (Conservatory): Teaching position eartraining, jazz piano, 2012-2015
  • Teaching assignment Music School of the City of Vienna, Leopoldstadt: pilot project piano private lessons "Swinging Piano for Kids", 2006-2010
  • Gustav Mahler Conservatory: jazz voice solo correpetition class Leila Thigpen, ZKHF jazz piano, 2004-2006
  • Teaching position piano, jazz/pop piano, Volkshochschule Wien 9, 1994-2004     


  • The Viennese Ladies " (Original Soul & Blues) feat. Kim Cooper, Meena Cryle, Betty Semper, Niddl, Aminata Seydi, release 2022
  • L.A. Big Band & Lorenz Raab : NÖ Jazz-Symphonie, Connections for Trumpet & Band, 2019,
  • Co-produced, comp, arr: "Offstage Life", Philippine Duchateau & Peter Natterer (comp, arr), 2019, sunrecords
  • Produced, comp., arr: December Nightflight, Lisa Haag, Philippine Duchateau & Peter Natterer, 2018, sunrecords
  • Piano, co-comp: "Anton Mühlhofer's "Caoba" , 2015 (Latin Jazz),
  • Piano for "Tannin", LA Big Band feat. Lorenz Raab & Julia Sitz, ATS-records, 2013,
  • Piano/arr. beim Live-Album  "Jazzpiano Austria Vol 1", Rob Bargad, barnette records, 2012
  • Co-producer, comp/arr.: "Good News",ChateauHAAG feat. Lisa Haag, ATS-records 2008

Further work experience 

  • Currently comp., arr., piano, co-founder of the duo "Offstage Life" with Peter Natterer
  • Currently comp., arr., piano, co-founder of the trio "December Nightflight" with Peter Natterer and Lisa Haag, and of the quintet ChateauHAAG feat. Lisa Haag (voc)
  • Currently pianist/comp./arr/speaker for the Loriot evening "das Ei ist hart" with Stermann & Grissemann (collaboration since 2010)
  • Currently member/comp. of Anton Mühlhofer's Latin-Jazz Band "Caoba 
  • Currently co-comp/arr., piano/keys with the Soul/Blues 12tet "The Viennese Ladies" feat. Kim Cooper, Meena Cryle, Betty Semper, Niddl & Aminata Seydi                                                               
  • Currently collaborating with Salah Ammo (Syria), piano (Salah Ammo Jazzquartet)
  • Currently member of the L.A.- Big Band feat. Lorenz Raab (since 2005)
  • Pianist, comp./ arr at literary projects with Erwin Steinhauer (2021: Das Lied vom Trinker, Kultur am Semmering, 2004/05: Eine Rutschpartie, Wiener Konzerthaus) 
  • Collaboration with "Russkaja" (guest appearance of the project "December Nightflight" at "Willkommen Österreich", ORF, 2019)   
  • Pianist on Sandy Cressman's Austrian-US-Brazilian jazz project "Entre Amigos" feat. "Caoba," 2019 
  • Pianist in productions by Andi Halwaxx at the Volkstheater Wien with Susa Meyer, among others: "Doris Day" 2013, "Marlene", 2008, "Hermann Leopoldi", 2007, "Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner"
  • Member of Marianne Mendt's band "Mendt-Chere",2008    
  • Co-comp, arr, piano, Co-founder of the project "About Blank" feat. drummer Rodney Holmes (USA), Peter Rom & Raphael Preuschl, tour Ö, H, CZ 2008               
  • Comp, arr., piano and pianist with the co-project "In The Zone" feat. George Garzone (USA), album "In The Zone", ATS records, Ö tours, 2006, 2007
  • Pianist with the Henry Mancini Orchestra (Los Angeles), feat. a.o. Terence Blanchard, Alex Acuna, Bud Shank,Jerry Goldsmith, 2000

Prices, awards, miscellaneous

  • Winner of the "Teri Lyne Carrington Award for Outstanding Musicianship"(USA), the Budweiser Jazzcontest(USA) and the Berklee B.E.S.T.- Award
  • Recipient of a "Henry Mancini Insitute Orchestra full scholarship", UCLA, Los Angeles, of SKE grants for the co-produced and co-composed albums "Offstage Life", "December Nightflight", "In The Zone", "Eardance", "Good News".    
  • Recipient of a grant from the Austrian Federal Chancellery