Klaus Haidl

Born and raised in the idyllic Woodquarter, he was already dominated by a great interest in art of all kinds at a young age.

After a short excursion to study Human Medicine, he then decided to pursue an academic career in music. On jazz and popular music followed contemporary classical music, and again the early music. During his studies, he gained a lot of experience as a lutenist, guitarist, arranger, composer and teacher. He performs with various ensembles and orchestras in the fields of old, new, improvised and jazz music. Collaboration with contemporary composers is just as much a part of his artistic work as researching and transmitting historical manuscripts and working on interdisciplinary projects (literature / film / performance / theater / music).

In December 2015 he came across a mandolin in Dublin and took her home with him. She taught him the joy and beauty of Bluegrass – the sound, the melodies, the clarity. And even today she whispers with her soft and sweet voice: “You have to play even faster.“

Conerts for Radio Ö1, Tage der Neuen Musik Donaueschingen, SWR, SR2, Impuls-Academy-Graz, Klangforum Wien, Jazzwerkstatt Wien, Wiener Festwochen, Wien Modern, Jeunesse, Progy&Bess Wien, Studio Dan, Orgelkonzerte St.Pölten, Dommusik St.Pölten, Herbstklangfestival Wien, Montmartre Wien, Barockfestival St. Pölten, Parque del Sol-Festival, Das kleine Symposium, Neue Musik St.Ruprecht….

Worked with Bernhard Lang, Maja Osojnik, Arturo Fuentes, Manuela Kerer, Michael Niavarani, Michael Posch, Thomas Wimmer, Philipp Tröstl, Renald Deppe, Dimitrios Polisoidis, Bernd Fröhlich, Sergio Azzolini, Vinko Globokar, Burkhard Stangl, Isabelle Duthoit, Hannes Löschel, Mirjam Jessa, Wolfgang Schlag, Gotthold Schwarz, Daniel Riegler, Vincent Pongracz, Michael Öttl, Ingrid Eder, Judith Ferstl, Manu Mayr….