Georg Breinschmid

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Georg Breinschmid
Background information
Born (1973-04-23) April 23, 1973 (age 50)
Amstetten, Lower Austria
GenresJazz, classical
Instrument(s)Double bass
Years active1990s–present

Georg Breinschmid (born 25 April 1973) is an Austrian double bass player.


Breinschmid studied classical double bass at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and substituted in Viennese orchestras as a student. From 1994 to 1996 he played with the Tonkünstler Orchestra, then with the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic,[1] touring Europe, America, and Asia.

In 1999, Breinschmid quit classical music in favor of jazz. He played with the Vienna Art Orchestra,[1] the Zipflo Weinrich Group, and gave concerts in ensembles throughout Europe. He has worked with Charlie Mariano, Archie Shepp, Kenny Wheeler, Jasper van 't Hof, Adam Taubitz, Harry Sokal, Thomas Gansch, and Christian Muthspiel. He issued the album Tanzen (Dancing) with singer Agnes Heginger in 2005.


  • 2002 Hans Koller Prize for Album of the Year, Mauve
  • 2003 Hans Koller Prize for Newcomer of the Year[2]


As leader or co-leader[edit]

  • 2005 Tanzen with Agnes Heginger
  • 2008 Wien bleibt Krk (Zappel)
  • 2010 Brein's World (Preiser)
  • 2012 Fire (Preiser)[3]
  • 2013 Gansch and Breinschmid Live with Thomas Gansch (Preiser)
  • 2014 Double Brein (Preiser)[4][5]
  • 2017 Strings and Bass with Matthias Bartolomey, Johannes Dickbauer, Florian Willeitner (Gramola)

As sideman[edit]


  1. ^ a b Garratt, Rob (18 August 2018). "Georg Breinschmid at Hong Kong City Hall". All About Jazz. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Hans Koller Preis 2003". 2003-12-03. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Georg Breinschmid | As Composer / Bassist / Leader". Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Georg Breinschmid | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  5. ^ Ephland, John (May 2015). "DownBeat Reviews". Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Georg Breinschmid | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 November 2018.

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