Helmut Hödl

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Helmut Hödl (born November 16, 1969, in Oberwart) is an Austrian clarinetist and composer.

Hödl first played clarinet at age 6.[1] He studied clarinet at the music academies of Vienna and Graz.[2] He has appeared with the Bachkollegium of Stuttgart, the Woodwind Ensemble during Salzburg Mozart week, Ensemble des Jahrhundert, Klangforum Wien, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.[2] He has been the principal clarinetist of the Vienna Volksoper since 1993, and has taught at the Josef Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt since 1998.[2] He was the founder of the Vienna Clarinet Connection (VCC) with Rupert Fankhauser, Hubert Salmhofer, Wolfgang Kornberger.[2] He has written many compositions for chamber groups and orchestras, especially for the VCC. He has also received commissions for the Jeunesse Musicale, Kutrovatz, the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra and the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt.[3]



  1. ^ "biography". 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Biography: Helmut HÖDL". Vienna Clarinet Connection. Archived from the original on 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Tutors". ClariArte. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  4. ^ http://www.hoedl-music.com/index.php?article_id=121&clang=1

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