Simon Zöchbauer

trumpet zither vocals

Born 1988 in Herzogenburg. After refusing recorder lessons his first trumpet lessons were at the age of 10 years at music school Herzogenburg. Attendance to music high school Vienna (with positive final exams!). Since 2008: Study of classic trumpet at University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, with Martin Mühlfellner and Ander Nyqvist. Since 2009 intensive consideration of improvisation – both in the free field as well as in the tonal field. Collaboration with orchestras like the stage orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Kammerorchester Vienna, Haydnphilharmonie, orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper and others. 2008: Beginning of realisation of the zither as an interesting instrument and starting to learn it by studying on his own. Together with Frédéric began philosophy studies, which are put on ice since the beginning due to lack of time and are only continued privately. 2009: preparation course for singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Anton Scharinger. 2010: leaving the course. 2011: Foundation of the group “Ramsch und Rosen” (rubbish and roses) together with Julia Lacherstorfer. Since 2012: The musical focus is on free improvisation, self-penned compositions, traditional and contemporary music.