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Stefan Thaler

Lecturer for Bass & Improvisation (Faculty of Music Education)
Head of Institute for Improvisation (Faculty of Music Education)
Artistic Major(s): Bass, Improvisation

Artistic and pedagogical education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Royal Conservatory Den Haag (NL), degree 1999
  • Jazz bass, instrumental pedagogy, degree 1999

Teaching & Research

  • Lecturer at the JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music & at the Friedrich Gulda School of Music since 2013


  • Dzihan & Kamien - IV (contributing as bassist) - Couch Records 2021
  • Martin Philadelphy Retrograde 2, (contributing bass and composer) 2021
  • Federica Ferrari - A Joia Escondida (contributing as bassist) 2020
  • Fred Schreiber & Das große Komplott - More than Swing (contributing bassist &arranger) 2017 Willi Landl - Sex Violence (contributing bassist) 2015
  • Edgar Tones and the Su'sis (co-arranger) 2016 and many more - approx. 50 CD recordings

Further work experience

  • Numerous compositions for theater or commissioned works; among others "Jemand" - a homage to Johann Kresnik. Dance theater production within the framework of the Carinthian Provincial Exhibition - CARINTHIja 2020; premiere 16.07.2021

Prices, awards, miscellaneous

  • 1994 with Kaus Paier Accordeon Project in Castelfidardo (Italien)
  • 2000 with Caroline de Rooij Group Hilversum (Netherlands)
  • 2005 with Martin Lubenov Jazzta Prasta in Vienna