Andreas Schablas | © Elsa Okazaki

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Andreas Schablas

Andreas Schablas has been a university professor for clarinet at the Mozarteum University since 2017; he also gives master classes at the International Summer Academy and at Haus Marteau. One of his main focuses is chamber music; he received important impulses through his intensive collaboration with the Altenberg Trio Wien (Schuster, Ganz, Hornstein); as a member of the Arcus Ensemble Wien and with a wide variety of ensembles, he performs regularly, including at the  Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, and most recently at London's Wigmore Hall.
Andreas Schablas received his musical education at the Johannes Brahms Music School in his hometown of Mürzzuschlag and at the Music Universities in Graz with Kurt Daghofer   and Vienna with Peter Schmidl and especially Johann Hindler. In addition, he took lessons from Alfred Prinz and postgraduate from Gerald Pachinger. After several years as first clarinetist in the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and extensive temporary work in the major orchestras in Austria and Germany, he began his engagement in the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg in 1999, in 2008 he switched to the Bavarian State Orchestra, and since 2010 he has been principal clarinetist here. As a soloist, in addition to the standard repertoire, he is primarily concerned with the great works of the 20th century,  Among other things, he played the Austrian premiere of the concerto by Jean Françaix, he made his debut in the large Festspielhaus in Salzburg with the concerto by Carl Nielsen, in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with "Fremdes Licht" by Wolfgang Rihm. Andreas Schablas dedicates himself enthusiastically to contemporary music creation, and he has enjoyed a long-standing artistic collaboration with Friedrich Cerha. He premiered the "Eight Bagatelles" for clarinet and piano dedicated to him, the clarinet concerto and the fantasy for clarinet and piano, most recently the trio for clarinet, cello and trombone followed in the Vienna Musikverein. He was also a long-standing member of the Austrian Ensembles for New Music (OENM) and devotes himself intensively to the literature for clarinet and bass clarinet solo.An important focus of his musical work is not least chamber music, he received important impulses through the intensive cooperation with the Altenberg Trio Vienna (Schuster, Ganz , Hornstein), as a member of the Arcus Ensemble Vienna and with a wide variety of ensembles, he gives regular concerts at the Wiener Musikverein and Konzerthaus and most recently at the Wigmore Hall in London , moreover he gives Master courses as part of the International Summer Academy in Salzburg and in Haus Marteau.