GEORG BREINSCHMID

Georg Breinschmid studied classical double bass at the University of Music in Vienna. As a student, he was invited to substitute in several Viennese orchestras while also performing in chamber music projects. At the same time he began to work in the field of Jazz, cooperating with such artists as the violinist Zipflo Weinrich, etc.
From 1994 to 1996 he performed with the Lower Austrian Ton-künstler Orchestra and from 1996 to 1998 he was a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. He decided to turn his back on a career as a classical orchestra musician and dedicated himself fully to Jazz. In 1999 he became a free lance jazz musician, excelling as one of the most versatile and virtuoso bass players on the international jazz scene. Among others, he has worked with Archie Shepp, Charlie Mariano, Biréli Lagrène, Wolfgang Muthspiel, The Vienna Art Orchestra, Triology, Megablast, Harry Sokal, etc. Since 2005, Georg Breinschmid has increasingly made his mark as a composer. His devotion to Vienna and Viennese songs is clearly recognizable in his current CD project „Wien bleibt Krk“.
His 2002 production „Mauve“ won him (together with Arkady Shilkloper and Alegre Corrêa) the Hans Koller Prize as “CD of the Year”. In the same contest a year later he received the „Newcomer of the Year“ award.

 

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

Wien bleibt Krk Georg Breinschmid & friends (Neuerscheinung 2008)
Tanzen Agnes Heginger/Georg Breinschmid (Zappel Music )
Stepping Out Pago Libre (Leo Records)
From Fritz To Django Benjamin Schmid plays Kreisler (Ohems Classics)
Against The Wind Christian Muthspiel Trio (Universal Records)
Kraah Christian Zehnder (Alpentöne)
Mauve Shilkloper/Correa/Breinschmid (Quinton)
Over Megablast Single (Stereo-Deluxe)

“And when Breinschmid unleashes
his bass statements, big time magic
ensues ...“

J. Dennis, Amazon.com