Josef Kappl

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Josef Kappl
Born (1950-01-15) January 15, 1950 (age 67)
Occupation musician, composer

Josef (Ioji/Joschi/Jo) Kappl (born 15 January 1950) is a Romanian-German bass player.

Born in Petrila, Romania, he was one of the bass players for Romanian rock band Phoenix. He graduated from the Music Conservatory in Timişoara. He also played the violin and the recorder with Phoenix (see Transsylvania Phoenix).

He is also a former member of the German rock bands Lake and Verstärkung.

In November 2013, a symphonic rock opera composed by him, Meșterul Manole, had its premiere in Timișoara.[1]


  • Officer of The Cultural Merit" Order of Romania (Ordinul "Meritul Cultural" în grad de Ofițer, categoria D - "Arta spectacolului")[2]
  • MTV Lifetime Award[3]


  1. ^ "„Mesterul Manole”, opera rock-simfonica a lui Kappl, in premiera mondiala" (in Romanian). Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Membrii trupei Phoenix, decorati la Cotroceni" (in Romanian). Romania libera. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Farfarello" (in German). Retrieved January 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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