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Robert Schönherr
Vereinsgasse 15/26
1020 Wien (Vienna)
Österreich (Austria)

robert(@)robertschoenherr.com

 

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Biography

Born 1958 in Vienna and experimenting with the piano since the age of three. At the age of 13, the first ‘working’ band exists - The Dealers (Pop, Rock, Hit parade) and after that Eternal Circle (spirituals, soul). Finally a member of the well known zapparesken Hechzl-Group.

Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Incognito, 1980s

The Jazz-Rock formation Incognito was founded in 1977 together with Peter Legat.   The band exists for twelve years.  Role models were the Fusion-Formations of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancocks Head Hunters, and of course Joe Zawinuls Weather Report.

Further musical training, medical education

Piano education at the Vienna Conservatory with Roland Batik and Fritz Pauer.  Doctorate in medicine was conferred in 1983. www.orthopaedie-prater.at

1990s

Cooperation with Martin Fuss Special.  Numerous appearances locally and abroad e.g. in Leibnitz, Zagreb, HR and at the Jazz Festival in Le Mans, F.   Engagements with Karl Ratzer (Rome and Bratislava) followed and collaboration at concerts with Joe Zawinul (with the Orchestra of Vereinigte Bühnen Wiens).  Appearances and studio work at ORF with Hans Salomon.  Starting in 1993 close and long term cooperation with singer Cornelia Giese(†) and Hans Strasser in the Bon Voyage formation. Time and again involvement with Brazilian music; appearances with the singer Isabel Padovani at the ORF- Radiokulturhaus, Vienna and with Celia Mara. In between kept busy as a composer and arranger.

 2000 Andi Weiss Quintett

Intensive work and appearances with the Andi Weiss Quintet since the Millennium - a Hard- Bop Formation dedicated to the works of Art Blakey’s.  (CD Thank You, Mr. Blakey). Numerous appearances in Porgy & Bess and Jazzland Vienna, Warsaw and Kalisz (Poland), Jazz Festival Over Villach, Jazzherbst Salzburg, Graz and lots of others.  .

 2002 Robert Schönherr Trio

Founding of the Robert Schönherr Trio in 2002.  Appearances in Jazzland, Porgy & Bess and Café Central, Marianne Mendt Festival in St Pölten in 2006, Volkstheater, Vienna.  The album Saturday Feeling was published in January 2005 and then in 2008 The Blue Side Of Flipper followed.  The band is the musical engine of Robert Schönherr.

 2005 Karin Bachner Group, Robert Bachner Big Band

Member of Karin Bachner Group and Robert Bachner Big Band since 2005.  In 2008 appearance with Robert Bachner Quintet in Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa.