The entire program is open to all participants.
For each course, we recommend that you realistically assess your ability for your own sake and out of respect for the other participants. We would be happy to help you and reserve the right to decide on course placement.
TEACHER | PROGRAMM
– TAIKO ENSEMBLE
YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan are a drumming legend.
Wherever they take the stage, it is certain that the audience’s enthusiasm knows no bounds. With unbridled strength, unbelievable synchronization, harmonic images and a touch of humor, these virtuoso drummers have been touring for over 20 years and have won the hearts of more than 6 million spectators in over 50 countries.
As they move their entire bodies to beat the drum from the depths of their souls, a powerful wave of energy arises. YAMATO combines tradition and innovation. Their performances are met with rave reviews and the British media have even called their sound “the music of the body.”
When they are not on tour, the musicians live together in the village of Asuka, a place that is central to Japanese culture.
Ismael BARRIOS (Venezuela)
– CONGA, BONGO & CO
Born in Venezuela. Ismael Barrios‘ band SALSA EXPLOSION fills concert halls all over the country. It is the music that Ismael has been playing his whole life. He can be heard on more than 90 CD and DVD productions. Collaborations with Martin Grubinger’s PERCUSSIVE PLANET, Benjamin Schmid, Trilok Gurtu, Alegre Correa, STS, OPUS, Marianne Mendt, and many others.
He teaches at the STUDIO PERCUSSION school and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.
Johannes BOHUN (Austria)
– THE WAY TO STOMP – BODYPERCUSSION
Johannes Bohun (born in 1978) graduated summa cum laude with a degree in music in 2000. He participated in an open audition in London for the world-famous show STOMP and was the first German-speaking performer to become a regular member of the European cast of the STOMP Company.Since 2001 Johannes Bohn has performed in more than 30 countries on four continents. He conducts workshops and seminars throughout Europe. It doesn’t matter if the participants are professionals, amateurs, educators, students, street children, people with disabilities or executive managers of large corporation: His infectious energy inspires them all.
Roland HANSLMEIER (Austria)
He studied jazz drumming at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and received a master’s degree with distinction in 2017. Since then, Roland has devoted himself to a large number of bands and projects. He has played sold out tours in Austria, Germany and Switzerland with the three-time Amadeus Award nominated band GRANADA. Currently he is working on new album productions and teaching at the STUDIO PERCUSSION school in Graz.
2017 „Granada“ nominated twice in the category Alternative and for the Fm4 Award at the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards
2017 Scholarship from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
2018 Granada „Ge bitte“ number 7 on the Ö3 Austria Top 40
2019 Roland Hanslmeier 5tet „Polaroid“
2019 Granada Baff tour
2019 Drummer of the Month at Backbeat.at
Peter GABIS (Österreich)
– HANDPAN & SOUND-JOURNEY
Peter Gabis teaches jazz drumming, rhythm and percussion at JAM MUSIC LAB Private University in Vienna. He is a handpan player from the very start, drummer, percussionist and sound massage therapist. He studied jazz drumming and instrumental education at the private Vienna Konservatorium university and at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Since 2003 he has worked intensively with ethnic music and percussion in Africa, India, Mongolia and the East. Numerous music education trips to Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Turkey and India.
Raphael MEINHART (Austria)
– VIBRAPHON & MARIMBA
Studied classical percussion at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Studied jazz vibraphone at Berlin University of the Arts.
2014/15 Work scholarship from Berlin University of the Arts.
2010 New York Scholarship as part of a Hans Koller Prize.Teacher at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and the STUDIO PERCUSSION school.
Concerts and productions with:
EXIT UNIVERSE, HUMAN DONG, UNCHAIN MEINHART, TRIO DE JANEIRO, STUDIO PERCUSSION graz, Chris Berg Zappa Project, Millions of Dreads, orchestraconteur, HGM Jazzorkestar Zagreb, Cube, Quinteto Caribe, Gerd Hermann Ortler Orchestra, STUDIO DAN, Primus Sitter, Sandy Lopicic, Opernhaus Graz, Next Liberty Schauspielhaus Graz, Volkstheater Wien, Burgtheater Wien
Roswitha MEINHART (Austria)
– MORNING & SUNSET FLOW
Italian and physical education teacher at HLW Schrödinger in Graz since 1987, prior to that at BG and BRG Leoben and AHS Kirchengasse in Graz.
Movement experience: various dance and yoga workshops, Vital4Brain training, participation in multisport days.
2018 – 2019 Spiritual healer training in the school of Horst Krohne
Since 2000 regular self-awareness and meditation courses with Dr. Anneliese Fuchs in Vienna
Currently in training to be a hospice companion
I am interested in nutrition, fasting, movement in general and as a preventative measure as you age.
Luis OLIVEIRA (Brazil)
– BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION
The Brazilian drummer completed his jazz studies at the University of Campinas in Brazil and afterwards his master’s studies in jazz at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. In his career, he has released several albums in different musical genres, from rock to jazz, from classical to contemporary.
He has lived in Graz since 2012. During this time, he has toured Europe and Australia with groups that include Meretrio, Dobrek Bistro, Ed Neumeister Quartet and many more. In 2020 Luis taught online courses and workshops for several Brazilian universities: ITA (Aviation Technological Institute), UFPB (Federal University of Paraíba) and UFRN (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte).
Sonja PRUGGER (Austria)
Sonja was born in Villach in 1983. 2006 Completed her music and dance education studies at the Orff Institute/Mozarteum Salzburg. Certified drummer with a final examination at the Klagenfurt Conservatory. 5-week summer performance program at Berklee College/Boston 2010. Master class in choir direction 2011 in Hamar/NOR with Thomas Caplin and André de Quadros, 2012 Choral assistant to Johann van der Sandt of the Drakensberg Boy’s Choir in South Africa, 2013 Master class in Tallin/Estonia with Eric Whitacre.
Sonja directed the Carinthian Youth Choir and founded her own project choir VocaRhythmix in 2016. She teaches in music schools in the province of Carinthia and leads professional development programs for teachers throughout Austria. 2016 Graduated with an international master’s degree in vocal leadership from the Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg/DK.
Bernhard RICHTER (Austria)
– PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA & ORCHESTRA PERCUSSION INTENSIV
Studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Instrumental and education degree with distinction.
Teacher at the Franz Koringer School of Music in Leibnitz.
Guest lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, the Conservatory of the Province of Styria, Steirische Akademie- und Landesjugendorchester.
Winner of numerous provincial and federal awards at PRIMA LA MUSICA and other competitions.
Author and editor of the ALL YOU CAN DRUM series for elementary percussion.STUDIO PERCUSSION graz, Wiener Operetten Orchester, Blues Brothers Showband, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Graz Philharmonic Orchestra, Walzerperlen, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stefan Heckel Group. Tours in Europe, Japan, southeast Asia and the U.S.
Claudio SPIELER (Austria)
– CAJON GROOVES IN ROCK, POP & LATIN
Born in Bregenz in 1981. Concert diploma with distinction in classical percussion at the Vorarlberg Music Conservatory. 2004–2012 Master student of Hakim Ludin. Concerts and tours in Europe, India, and Cuba with Tevana, Ragga Gröndal, Groovetrotters. Collaborations with Karen Lugo, Abbos Kosimov, Tania Kross, Phil Maturano, Peter Herbert, Peter Madsen, Konstantin Wecker, Bitori, and STUDIO PERCUSSION graz. Author for the journal drums&percussion and percussion workshop instructor throughout Europe.
Günter MEINHART (Austria)
– ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & DRUM CIRCLE
Born in Graz in 1957.
Studied percussion at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
1979 Founded STUDIO PERCUSSION graz.
1985 – 87 Music director of Forum Stadtpark.
1988 – 95 Director of Ilz School of Music.
1993 Founded the STUDIO PERCUSSION school.
2009 Founded the AUSTRIAN PERCUSSION CAMP
2018 Founded KLANGWELT 60+
2021 Founded KLANGWOCHE 60+
Since 1995 teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Self-productions with STUDIO PERCUSSION graz:
FACES & PLACES, WUMM!, TIMBER, TERMINALS, GRAVITAS, LA BALLADE, MINIMAL MOVING, DER DEUTSCHE SCHLAGER AM ENDE DES 20. JAHRHUNDERTS, SCHERZ, SPASS, SPOTT & SCHROTT
Certified pilgrim guide. Happy grandpa.
Judith MEINHART (Austria)
– SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN & TEENAGERS DURING RECREATIONAL TIME
2009 Abschluss der Bundesbildungsanstalt für Kindergartenpädagogik. 2009-2012 Studium zum Lehramt für Volksschule, seit 2012 als Lehrerin tätig. Zusatzausbildungen zur elementaren Musikpädagogin an der KUG Graz und Kinderchorleitung am Johann-Josef-Fux Konservatorium in Graz. Mehrjährige Instrumentallausbildung an Klavier, Cello und Gitarre sowie Gesangsunterricht.
Sebastian GROSS (Austria)
– MORNING POWER & OUTDOOR SPORT SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN & TEENAGERS DURING RECREATIONAL TIME