Jörg Wachsenegger was born in Vienna, where he studied clarinet with Prof. Schmidl at the Hochschule für Musik and received his concert diploma in 1987. He played in the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra and the VSOP, in the RSO Vienna, at the Volksoper Vienna and in the Johann Strauß Orchestra.
In 1983 he became member of the Orchestra of the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien and took part in all the big Musicals performed there, i.e. Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Grease, Dance of the Vampires, Mozart and Elisabeth. Besides he is member of the Vienna Mozart Orchestra.
Highly esteemed as a partner in chamber music he is playing concerts regularly with various ensembles and singers and made concert tours to Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Turkey, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, China and Japan. Several recordings published as CD, e.g. Aufforderung zum Tanz with the Lanner Ensemble, or broadcasted in TV and Radio give reference for his wide repertoire.
Holger Busch began taking piano lessons at the tender age of four. He studied piano and choral conducting in Hannover, at the Salzburg Mozarteum and at the Vienna University of Music with teachers including Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Michael Krist, Oleg Maisenberg, Rudolf Kehrer and Walter Hagen-Groll. In 1998 he received his MA and the concert diploma with distinction.
Diversity is the main aspect of his self-image as an artist. Busch has given piano recitals in most European countries, in Asia and in Australia and has appeared at the European Classic Music Festival in Dortmund, the Styrian Autumn Festival, “Aspekte” in Salzburg and other music festivals. He has directed numerous premieres with the Austrian Ensemble for Contemporary Music (OENM). With Margarete Babinsky he played piano duo, also making recordings for the label “capriccio” with works of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. In addition he has made radio recordings for ORF and WDR.
He is especially interested in Chamber music and accompanying vocalists. He was assistant leader of the internationally renowned Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen children’s choir, which he conducted in more than 30 performances at the Vienna State Opera. He was tutor at the “Vienna Master Classes”, regularly lectures at several workshops (e.g. EPTA Austria) and is asked to attend the jury of numerous competitions.
Musical education has been his special concern for many years. He teaches at the Musikschule Wien also fulfilling constitutive tasks. His method (“Whereto, What and How”) is intended to form the artistic character to self-reliance on any level of development.
Gerhard Waiz, born in Vienna, studied cello at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien with Cecilia Ottensamer and received his concert diploma at the early age of 19. Afterwards he studied and attended masterclasses with Prof. Franz Bartolomey (Vienna Philharmonic).
He soon performed as a soloist and with chamber music and won prizes in several competi-tions. He made recordings for TV, Radio and CD (e.g. with Ensemble classico and the Konzertensemble Wiener Flair) and played concerts all over Europe, in Turkey, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Canada and the USA.
He also played in the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and the RSO Vienna, and Principal cello in the Swiss Ensemble classico. His repertoire is widespread and contents all periods from Baroque to the 20 century. Due to his special interest in contemporary music, he regularly performs new works for cello, some of them dedicated to him. During the last years he successfully started writing solo-pieces for his instrument. Since 2010 he is teaching at the Beethoven-Music school in the city of Mödling. And he is writing literature, too, and published his first collection of poetry, die beine der schöneren lügen, in 2012.