Languages: German, English
Andreas Schablas studied at the local Johannes Brahms School of Music in his hometown Mürzzuschlag and at the Music Universities in Graz with Kurt Daghofer and in Vienna with Peter Schmidl and principally with Johann Hindler; additional studies with Alfred Prinz and Gerald Pachinger.
For several years he was principal clarinet player in the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and played as a guest in various leading orchestras in Austria and Germany. He has been a member of the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra since 1999, since 2008 of the Bavarian State Orchestra Munich, in 2010 he became solo clarinet player.
As a soloist he is very interested in the leading works of the 20th century, beside the classical and romantic repertoire. He performed the first Austrian performance of the clarinet concert by Jean Francaix, he played the concert by Carl Nielsen at the Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg and “Fremdes Licht” by Wolfgang Rihm in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Andreas Schablas has a special relationship with the Austrian composer Friedrich Cerha and played the first performances of the “8 Bagatellen” for clarinet and piano, which are dedicated to him personally, the clarinet concert and the “Phantasie” for clarinet and piano. He additionally promotes contemporary compositions with his comprehensive repertoire for clarinet and bass clarinet solo.
Chamber music is a main part in his musical live, a long-standing association with the Altenberg Trio Vienna (Schuster, Ganz, Hornstein) was most inspiring, with the Arcus Ensemble Vienna and various musicians he has performed in the most important places, like the Vienna Musikverein, Konzerthaus and the Wigmore Hall in London.
In October 2017 he started to teach as professor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, he also gives masterclasses at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum and at Haus Marteau.