Friedrich K. Pfatschbacher
Clarinettist Friedrich K. Pfatschbacher studied clarinet under Professor Alfred Rosé (Vienna Symphony Orchestra) at the Graz College of Music. Postgraduate Studies (1999-2004) Musicology with Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Suppan at the Graz University. Graduation "Doctor of Philosophy".
He performs regularly as a soloist and in chamber ensembles at home and abroad (Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Poland, Egypt, great China concert tour...). Clarinet soloist with the Wind Band Donawitz/Styria since 2003. Director of Music and Teacher for Clarinet at the Mautern Music School. Participation at the National Competition for Wind and Percussion Ensembles 2002 with excellent success.
Founder of the Clarinet Ensemble "Woodwind". Since 2006 Founder and President of the Austrian Clarinet Society. Since 2007 Chief Conductor of the Austrian Clarinet Choir and 2012 national chairperson for the I.C.A. (International Clarinet Association).
2013 he was appointed professor from the President of Austria. Since many years he gives lectures and hold (clarinet choir) workshops at home and since 2013 also abroad (Italy, Spain, USA ...).