Peter Aschenbrenner

1963 - 1972

Public school attendance in Tullnerbach and Pressbaum, Lower Austria..
First piano lessons at the age of 7.

1972 - 1976

Tool maker apprentice at Philips Co. Piano lessons: vocational school in Vienna.

1976 - 1981

Tool maker at Philips Co. At the same time, Technical Night School in Vienna. Private Lessons on Flute from Alan Vrzak. Independent Study on Saxophone.

1981 - 1986

Machinist Engineer; responsible for development and construction of hydraulic industrial machines at Philips Co. in cooperation with the Philips Research Center in Eindhoven, Holland.

1984 - 1985

Civil Service at the Red Cross in Neulengbach.

1986 - 1991

Music Studies at Franz Schubert Conservatory in Vienna. Saxophone studies with Boschidor Sotirov. Flute studies with Fourugh Korimi. Additional studies: Piano and Voice. Diploma for Saxophone Performance, Instrumental Education on Saxophone and Music

1989 - 1993

Saxophone Teacher at BORG Highschool in Vienna.

1990 - 2004

Saxophone Teacher at the Maria Anzbach – Eichgraben Regional Music School.

2003 - 2004

Composed “Criminal Musical“ ”Inspektor Tsuh und Inspektor Vall” (script: Thomas Koller)
World premiere in June, 2004

2007 - 2008

Composition and arrangements of the pieces of music for "Aus den Augen" – a moved play with music – 9 stories in 1 (script: Thomas Koller)
World premiere in June, 2008

1988 - 2010

teacher for saxophone and flute at the Neulengbach Music School

Since 1991, when the Laabental Music School was founded, I have been director of that school, where I also teach saxophone, flute, Irish flute and whistles, Bodhrán, panpipes, piano, keyboard, jazz- and popensemble.

Since my childhood, I have been intensely interested in music of a variety of origins and styles. By attending the workshops of Niall Keegan and Mel Mercier (Irish flute, bodhrán) I was able to gain proficiency in respect to the “Irish groove.”

Bettina Schimak, Video Producer, has appropriately referred to the rhythmic-vocal flute technique which I created, as the “talking flute.” In developing this technique, I drew upon selected characteristics of the “Konnakkol” drum method of southern India.

CD productions, concerts, as well as TV and Radio appearances with a variety of artists: Ciúnas, Gandalf, Steve Hackett (“Genesis”), Georg Danzer, Wolfgang Ambros, ZigZag, Marwan Abado, Ursula Leutgöb, Richard Schönherz, Emily Burridge, Erich Buchebner... in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Brazil. 

In 1981, I found my wife, Judith, the perfect life partner for me, who supports me in all that I do. She has assumed full responsibility for all administrative aspects of my work, which, I am quite sure, has significantly prolonged my life. We have 3 wonderful children and a house which will probably never be finished, but continually becomes more beautiful, due to a well of ideas which shows no signs of running dry.