Daniel Riegler

Daniel Riegler – Trombone, Composition

© Claudio Casanova
© Claudio Casanova

Born in 1977, Graz, Austria.

Works as a freelance trombonist, composer, ensemble director and producer of improvised, contemporary and jazz-related music. As a trombonist he regularly performs with the Klangforum Wien, as a composer and ensemble leader, he received commissions from renowned ensembles and institutions (21er Haus Wien, ensemble für neue musik zürich, NDR Big Band, Jazz Festival Saalfelden …).
He co-founded the JazzWerkstatt Wien and works intensely as the artistic director of the self founded chamber ensemble Studio Dan. He has received numerous grants and awards (Staatsstipendium für Komposition 2015, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik/Bestenliste 02/2010,…)
Furthermore, he works/ed, among others with Elliott Sharp, Vinko Globokar, Michel Doneda, Friedrich Cerha and the ensemble “die reihe”.
He lives with cellist Maiken Beer and his two children in Vienna.

Tabular overview 2005-2015:

2015 Composer, conductor and soloist of the 5-part concert series “Homo Faber” at the 21er Haus in Vienna.
Leader of the NDR Bigband with their concert special “The Liberty of Sound – Edgard Varèse and the Jazz”.
Recipient of the “Staatsstipendium für Komposition 2015″ (Annual Composition Grant of the Austrian Federal Chancellery)

2014 premiere performance of “Sympathikus – Parasympathikus” with the JazzWerkstatt Wien New Ensemble. CD studio production and live recording by the SWR.
Curator, director and soloist for the 4-part project „Individuum – Collectivum I – IV“ on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Vinko Globokar.

2013 Recording with the NDR Big Band, premiere of pieces for Studio Dan, the JazzWerkstatt Wien New Ensemble and the ensemble für neue musik zürich.

2012 Förderpreis of the City of Vienna 2012. Winner of the Publicity Preis 2012 of the SKE/AUME. Colaboration with Michel Doneda within the premiere performance of “Fanfare III”. CD release “Dekadenz”.

2011 Colaboration with Elliott Sharp for the project „In the Pelagic Zone“.

2010 Winner of the „Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik“ for the debut-release „Creatures & other stuff“

2009 Nomination for „The New Austrian Sound of Music“

2008 Leader of the „Porgy & Bess“ stageband „Studio Dan“. Winner of the „Harry-Pepl-Prize-2008“

2007 “Featured Artist” at the Jazzfestival Saalfelden and guestmusician of the Klangforum Wien. Appearances at the Opéra National de Paris, the Warsaw Autumn Festival, the Biennale Venice and Wien Modern as well as at the Frischzelle Festival Cologne and the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris.

2006 Appearances at the Inntöne-, Moers- and Wiesen-Jazz-Festivals and with the Klangforum Wien at the Salzburger Festspiele and the Biennale Venice. Premiere of his “Virtual Conductor II” at the Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz

2005 he performed as a soloist at the premiere of Gideon Nxumalo´s “Jazzfantasia” with the MIAGI-Festival Orchestra Johannesburg, South Africa.

Studied classical and jazz trombone with Rudi Josel and Ed Neumeister. (Private studies in composition with Georg Friedrich Haas a.o.)

Orchester work and colaboration with:

Klangforum Wien, Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert, Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien, Bühnenorchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Kammerorchester, Volksoper Wien, Ensemble Zeitfluß, Jazz Big Band Graz, Nouvelle Cuisine, Timeart Ensemble, BINTOBONE…


2014 “Sympathikus – Parasympathikus” – (JWR 02/14)

2013 “In The Pelagic Zone” – Studio Dan – (JWR 03/13)

2012 “Dekadenz” – Studio Dan – (JWR 03/12)

2011 “Jazzwerkstatt Wien New Ensemble” – Jazzwerkstatt Wien New Ensemble – (JWR 02/11)

2010 “Things” – Studio Dan (JWR 02/10)

2010 “RE:NEW MUSIC” – Ensemble Reconsil – (SRL4-10083)

2009 “Creatures & other stuff” – Studio Dan (JWR 02/09)

2009 “Elegant” – Die Strottern und JazzWerkstatt Wien – (JWR 01/09)

2009 “free self when done” – BINTOBONE – (JWR06/08)

2008 “Nu Song #2″ – Studio Dan – Single Auskopplung (JWR05/08)

2008 “gDoon”- Nouvelle Cuisine – (PAO 11040)

2007 “Podcast”– JazzWerkstatt – Promo Recording

2007 “Bernd Satzinger´s Wurschtsemmerl” – (JWR01/07)

2006 “Jazzwerkstatt Wien 2006″ – JazzWerkstatt (JWR01/06) CD-DVD

2006 “Studio Dan” – Demo Recording

2006 “piktogramm II” – Demo Recording