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Drums & percussion

Harry T - Schlag
Harry Tanschek - schlagzeug

Harry Tanschek

Harald Tanschek studied at the 'Jazz University Graz' (graduated in 1996). Equipped with a Berklee Fullscholarship Award, he moved to Boston (USA) in 1997, where he worked as a freelance musician until 2003 after his studies at the 'Berklee College of Music'. Currently residing in Vienna, the busy drummer works with projects and artists from America, Europe and Latin America such as Hal Crook, Chico Freeman, Bob Brookmeyer, George Garcone, Phil Woods, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Clark Terry, Lee Konitz, Doug Johnson, Grace Kelly, Alegre Correa, Jose Ritmo y Cacao, Martin Lubenov Orkestar, Mario Vavti's RTS, BULLHORNS, Richard Oesterreicher, Joachim Mencel, Janosh Muniak, Ewa Bem, Gisele Jackson, Andy Middelton, Gina Schwarz's Jazzista, Wolfgang Puschnig and in many other various projects and can be heard on more than 50 CDs.

Prizes and Awards: Winner of the European-wide scholarship competition 'Berklee in Germany' 1997, combined with a full scholarship at the 'Berklee College of Music', USA; Winner of the 'Emanuel and Sofie Fohn Scholarship Foundation' 1997; Winner of the Scholarship of the Federal Chancellery, Section 2 - Arts Affairs 1997; Winner of the SKE Composers and Performers Competition 1998; Winner of the Scholarship of the Federal Chancellery, Section 2 - Arts Affairs 1999;

Mag. Harald Tanschek is also an active workshop lecturer, among others at the ISJA Camp in Krakow (PL) and the Summer Jazz Academy in Zeillern (Lower Austria) and is sponsored by the companies SONOR, SABIAN and VIC FIRTH. At the VMI-Vienna Music Institute he has been responsible for many years for the study department VII/percussion instruments, of which he is the director.

Dusan Novakov - schlagzeug

Dusan Novakov

Dusan Novakov, born in 1970 in Pancevo/Serbia, graduated from the International Jazz Seminar in Groznjan between 1986 and 1988 under the direction of Reggie Workman. The following year the drummer moved to Austria to study at the 'University of Music and Performing Arts' in Graz. After graduating in 1998, Dusan Novakov moved to the Netherlands to study percussion at the 'University of Arts in Rotterdam'.

Collaboration with Mark Murphy, Oliver Lakee, George Cables, John Marshall, Dick Oatts, Don Menza, Kirk Lightsey, Michelle Hendricks, Toninho Horta, Dusko Gojkovic, Valery Ponomarev, Andi Bey, Bread Lealy, Karl Ratzer, Timna Brauer and Elias Meiri Ensemble, Fernando Correa, Fritz Pauer, Big Band Graz, Frank Lacy, Georgy Porter, Paul Zauner, Andy Middleton and others. Dusan Novakov is a founding member of the trio 'Triple Ace' with Uli Langthaler (bass) and Oliver Kent (piano).

Since 1991 Dusan Novakov has been performing at international jazz festivals and performing with outstanding ensembles. Previous concert tours have taken the busy drummer, in addition to numerous concerts in Austria and Germany, to the USA, China, South Africa, Israel, Italy, France, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Hungary, Estonia, Poland or the Netherlands.

As a main teacher for drums and percussion Dusan Novakov has been teaching at the VMI-Vienna Music Institute since 2005.

Dushan N - Schlag
Jörg S- Schlag
Jörg Mikula - schlagzeug

Jörg Mikula

Jörg Mikula studied percussion at the 'Kunstuniversität Graz' (graduated with honors in 2001) and at the 'Berklee College of Music' in Boston (graduated magna cum laude in 1999). Among his most important teachers were Jamey Haddad, Ian Froman, Alex Deutsch, Dave DiCenso, Kenwood Dennard and Hal Crook. Further study trips took him to Uganda and Morocco, to which he owes important key musical experiences.

As a very flexible and unbiased musician, Jörg Mikula is active in stylistically very different areas. Be it music from the Balkans and the Middle East with the Sandy Lopicic Orkestar, Özlem Bulut, Mahan Mirarab, Daniel Zamir, Sakina, modern jazz with Tord Gustavsen, Selen Gulun, Ulrich Drechsler, Jose Saluzzi or grooves for pop acts like Marque, Effi, Gugabriel, Lakoki or Mika Vember.

At the moment his main attention is on the band 'Donauwellenreiter', which breaks new musical ground in the unusual line-up of violin/voice, cello, piano and drums.

In 2013 he released the Cd "Drumsongs" (Uni Records) with nine compositions for solo drums. His activities as a sideman are documented on over 50 CDs. On percussion he specialized in Persian Tombak and various types of frame drums.

Jörg Mikula has been teaching at the VMI-Vienna Music Institute since 2003 and is responsible for the areas of 'Central Artistic Major' of the Drum and Percussion Department as well as 'Ensemble/Live Performance'.

During my studies I was lucky to be taught by very different teachers. Some were very structured with concrete practice material for technique/style/improvisation, others worked more with freer, conceptual methods to broaden my musical horizons. I try to combine the best of both worlds in my teaching to help my students grow as drummers, but also as musicians. (Jörg Mikula)

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