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4/4 Musik bei Wittmann

On Tuesday, June 15 the second concert of the year 2010 within the series „4/4 Musik bei Wittmann” took place at Wittmann showroom.

Approximately 80 guests in good mood participated in the concert despite the current soccer world championship and listened the highly professional performance of the two Batik students Ulrich Hofmayer and Bernhard Käferböck. That evening two Bösendorfer grand pianos were used in a spectacular way by the two young artists as well as Bernhard Käferböck together with Roland Batik with wonderful pieces for two instruments.  The program started with classical music by Mozart and Brahms and ended with very beautiful jazz compositions by Roland Batik himself. As usual, the event was followed by networking talks combined with Wittmann wine and finger food.

Ulrich Hofmayer (born in 1982):
At the age of seven years the young artist started his piano education and then studied in the class of Boris Kuschnir at the Brucknerkonservatorium in Linz as well as at the master class of Hildegard Kugler at the Konservatorium Linz. As of 2000, he entered the masterclass of Roland Batik at Konservatorium Privatuniversität Wien, which he finished in 2009. Since then he studies piano with Prof. Michael Hruby. He has won several competitions in the field of piano and chamber music and has performed several concert tours , e.g. 2004 and 2005 to Instanbul and 2007 to Teheran. In 2006 he performed the “Donausymphonie” together with Joe Zawinul who also composed it.

Bernhard Käferböck (born in 1985):
The young artist started with piano lessons in 1992 and started his pre-studies in 1999 with Prof. Doris Adam at Konservatorium Privatuniversität in Wien. Since 2005 Mr. Käferböck is a student with Prof. Roland Batik, also studying jazz composition and arrangement with Andy Middelton. He won several solo and chamber music competitions at Prima La Musica as well as at the International Chamber Music Festival Allegro Vivo. Bernhard Käferböck passed master classes with e.g. Elisabeth Leonskaja, Pierre-Laurent Aimard (classical music) as well as Rudi Wilfer and Oliver Kanz (Jazz). In addition, he is actively playing in several Jazz- and Blues-Bands.

l.to r. - Bernhard Käferböck, Ulrich Hofmayer, Roland Batik

l.to r. - Bernhard Käferböck, Ulrich Hofmayer, Roland Batik

This music series in cooperation with Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik aims at offering young artists a public performance platform. The success of the presentations with the audience justifies the initiative. The concerts are realised under the guidance of Prof. Roland Batik from Konservatorium Privatuniversität Wien.