About

David Gratzer is an Austrian guitarist and composer based in Vienna. A solo artist, he also plays in diverse music groups and composes and performs for music theaters. So far, his concerts took him to Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Slovenia, Morocco and Iran.  

Collaborations

concerts/ CD-productions
Angelika Hagen, Andreas Schreiber, Clemens Salesny, Primus Sitter, Rob Bargad, Renaissance Vokalensemble Cinquecento, Philipp Kienberger, Reinhold Schmölzer, Sahar Lotfi, Orwa Saleh, Reza Mazandarani, Nima Davoudi, Hassan Mekaniky, Mir Mola Soraya, Valentin Duit, Sarah Schuster (Siri), Martin Gasser, Martin Grabher, Colin Morton, Dominik Fuss, Jul Dillier, David Six, Maximilian Kanzler, Valentina Cinquini, Anna Anderluh, Lukas Aichinger, Alexander Kranabetter, Alexander Yannilos, Martin Siewert, Mario Gonzi, Klemens Marktl, Daniel Nösig, Oliver Kent, Sue Gerger, Luca Gaiser, Tonč Feinig, Eduard Oraže, Chor JAMzi, …

band projects
David Gratzer Solo
Entrainment
Enfleurage
Teheran trifft Wien (Lotfi/Saleh/Gratzer)
amseleien (Hagen/Schreiber/Gratzer)

actors/ directors/ dancers/ stage designers
Valerie Voigt-Firon, Philipp Stix, Sarah Rebecca Kühl, Markus Achatz, Maximilian Achatz, Sabine Kristof-Kranzelbinder, Thomas Garvie, Leonie Humitsch, Uwe Reichwaldt, Annina Hunziker, Sebastian Egger, Lukas Haas, …

theater productions
Das Mädchen mit dem Fingerhut
Gruber geht
Totentanz

video/ photography/ multimedia
Elham Fakouri, Donya Fard, Pooyan Shadpoor, Christoph Lingg, …

appearances/ concerts/ festivals/ clubs/ theaters

Porgy & Bess Wien, Jazzwerkstatt Wien, Österreichisches Kulturforum Teheran (ÖKF), Kultursommer Wien, Kultur.Raum.Kirche (Trigonale), Werk X Petersplatz, Max Reinhardt Seminar, Wortwiege Festival Kasematten Wiener Neustadt, Ruprechtskirche Wien, Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Theater WalTzwerk, Theater Kukukk, Body.Sound.Space Linz, Raumschiff Linz, Cabaret Voltaire Zürich, Literaturcafe Biel/Bienne, K9 Konstanz, Jazzclub Lindau, KAPU Linz, Celeste Wien, mo.ë Wien, Rhiz Wien, Jazzcafé Bird Wien, MIO Wien, mica – music austria, Kulturzentrum 7stern Wien, Au Wien, raj Klagenfurt, Donnerszenen Klagenfurt, Robert-Musil-Institut für Literaturforschung Klagenfurt, Kammerlichtspiele Klagenfurt, Container 25 Wolfsberg, Graslerei Graz, Cafe Wolf Graz, Grünspan Feffernitz, STEP Völkermarkt, Villa For Forest Klagenfurt, Theatercafe Cho-Cho-San Klagenfurt, Echoraum Wien, Elektro Gönner Wien, Kunstbetrieb Wien, WUK Wien, …

awards/ scholarships/ achievements

·     Artist-in-Residence at the Austrian Cultural Forum (ÖKF) in Tehran/Iran
·     Joe Zawinul Preis (award)
·     Marianne Mendt Jazz Festival (nomination)
·     Fellowship for exceptionally gifted from the state of Carinthia/Austria for Gustav Mahler Private University of Music
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The short music film 'lift' (featuring David Gratzer, produced by Philipp Kienberger and David Gratzer) was awarded at the following short film festivals/music video festivals :

·     Lift Off Sessions 2020 (Finalist)
·     Munich Music Video Awards 2021 (Semi-Finalist)
·     Switzerland International Film Festival 2021 (Official Selection)
·   Prague International Monthly Film Festival (Finalist)
·   Košice International Monthly Film Festival (Finalist)