On December 19th, 2014 a YouTube-video of Sabine Pyrker reached the "magic" number of 1.000.000 views! The video shows Sabine with her father Martin Pyrker on piano; it was recorded in 2004 at the Radiokulturhaus in Vienna. The Boogie-Woogie-piece also includes a drum solo of Sabine, that obviously enthuses people from all over the world. It will be interesting to see how the number of views keeps on developing...
You can watch the YouTube-Video under the following link.
On June 18th 2014 at 07:30 pm, the Austrian premiere of "Focs d'artifici" of the catalanian composer Ferran Cruixent will take place during an open air performance in the Herminenhof in Wels. The work is a concert for percussion solo and orchestra. The Symphonieorchester Wels under the direction of Walter Rescheneder plays the concert, the percussion soloist will be Sabine Pyrker. In 2008 the concert had its world premiere, since then it was played more than 20 times; now it will be played in Austria for the first time.
The details of this concert are published on this homgepage.
This summer, the band "Quattroleum" (founded in spring 2011) gives their first concerts.
All four musicians - Gottfried Barcaba, Reinhard Hörschläger, Georg Mittermüller und Sabine Pyrker -
studied classical percussion with professor Leonhard Schmidinger at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität.
The concerts of Quattroleum demonstrate the fascinating world of percussion, that incorporates a wide range of instruments.
Starting from the "classical" drum set, the journey goes from melodic instruments like vibraphone and marimbaphone to the
most exotic percussion instruments.
All concerts of Quattroleum will for sure be published on this homgepage.
Already well established concerts in the year 2011 will be accompanied by interesting new dates. The year starts
with some blues- and boogie-woogie-highlights in January: besides a trip to the BP Club of Boško Petrović in Zagreb
together with Dana Gillespie and Joachim Palden Sabine will play at the "Stars of Boogie and Blues" concert in the Konzerthaus
Vienna and at the "10th Schl8hof Blues Festival" in Wels. Further highlights in the schedule are several concerts with Martin
Grubinger and Friends. In addition Sabine will give a few performances together with her brand-new percussion ensemble "Quattroleum",
that she founded together with colleagues from the Konservatorium Wien University.
For sure all dates will be published on this homepage.
Complete success for Sabine Pyrker in the 9th Fidelio-contest of the Hugo-Breitner-society at the Konservatorium Wien University 2010. On March 3rd, the jury with chairman Ranko Markovic elected the winners within the section "interpretation", that mainly focused on the musical performance of existing musical works. Sabine Pyrker could win twice: as soloist she won got the scholarship of the MA7-Kultur (endowed with € 1.460,-) and together with Lea Priemetzhofer the scholarship of the Tsuzuki trust (€ 1.500,-). In addition she attained the finals, that were held on the 17th of march at the Große Sendesaal in the RadioKulturhaus in Vienna. Again the percussion-duo Sabine Pyrker and Lea Priemetzhofer could convince the jury with an interpretation of "Wind Across Mountains" of Keiko Abe. A honorable jury awarded the two young musicians the great Fidelio-Stipendium (€ 5.400,-, donated for the 4th time by HFP Steuerberater).Posted on: March 18, 2010
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