Ensemble Partners

Walter Auer, flute

Since 2003 Walter Auer has been solo flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic and of the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera. Before that he held the same position in Dresden and Hannover.

After his studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, he pursued his postgraduate education with the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado. He took master classes in Basel with Auréle Nicolet, who had profound influence on him.

Janez Gregorič with Walter Auer

Being equally soloist and ensemble musician, Walter Auer is laureate of important international competitions (Cremona, Bonn, Munich-ARD). He is a regular guest at international festivals and renowned concert series; in addition he is a member of the Orsolino Quintett Berlin and of the Wiener Virtuosen.

Highly appreciated as a teacher, he frequently gets invitations from all over the world. Recently, he held master classes at New York Musical Festival, at Juilliard School, at Mannes College for Music (USA), at Newcastle University (Australia), in Seoul (Korea), Tokyo (Japan) and in Vienna.

Walter Auer plays a 24k flute made by Sankyo/Tokyo with a head piece by Werner Tomasi from Vienna. Co-operation with Nikolaus Harnoncourt has fostered his activities in ancient music and historic instruments.

Roland Schueler

Canciones populares

Roland Schueler (violoncello)
Janez Gregorič (guitar)

M. de Falla, A. Ginastera, H. Villa-Lobos, F. Schubert, F. Sor, J. Gregorič a.o.

Janez Gregorič with Roland Schueler

Born in Ried im Innkreis (Upper Austria). Studied violoncello performance and instrumental music education with Michael Dallinger and Andreas Lindenbaum in Vienna from 1994 to 1998. Graduated from the Mittenwald School of Violin Making, journeyman years spent with master violin maker Konrad Stoll in Allgäu. Violin maker in Vienna since 1999.

As a musician he currently plays or has played with such ensembles as Trio EIS, the Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, phace(formerly: ensemble on_line), Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, Die Reihe, music.lab, Koehne Quartett, among others.

Arthur Ottowitz

Born 10-22-1959. 30 years of harmonica experience.

Janez Gregorič with Arthur Ottowitz

Member of numerous bands (harmonica, accordion, keyboards) including Bluesbreakers, 3 Mankalan, Die Buben, Bleiburger Faschingsorchester Has released more than 20 recordings with these groups including the Bluesbreakers’ biggest hit “Yellow Moon,” which held steady in the Top Ten of the Ö3 Hitparade for 8 weeks in 1989. Concert performances and tours throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. Has collaborated with Janez Gregorič since 2006.

Chairman of the Cultural Initiative of Bleiburg (KIB) since its inception in 1983.

Gilbert Sabitzer

Gilbert Sabitzer (saxophone) and Janez Gregorič (guitar) have been collaborating since 2001. Over the years they have performed together in concert many times in Austria and abroad and their current program for saxophone and guitar “Musik am Rio de la Plata,” “Solo.Solo,” “Ein Wasserfall duftender Sterne” (with actress Chris Pichler) underscores the versatility of this combination.

Janez Gregorič with Gilbert Sabitzer

Born in Friesach (Austria), he received his musical training at the Carinthian State Conservatorium in Klagenfurt (clarinet) and at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts (saxophone with Prof. Oto Vrhovnik).

Has collaborated for many years with the Carinthia Saxophonquartett, Johannes Brummer (piano), and Janez Gregorič.

Has performed at numerous festivals (Brouhaha International, Canberra International Chamber Music Festival, Carinthischer Sommer, Holstebro Festuge, Territorium Artis, Wiener Festwochen, among others). His concert tours have taken him to Australia, Bosnia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, the UK, and the USA.

Has recorded several CDs with the Carinthia Saxophonquartett, Johannes Brummer (piano), and the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra.Instructor at the Landesmusikschul- werk in Carinthia.