Christoph Pepe Auer, BA

Lecturer for Jazz and Pop

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Christoph Pepe Auer was born in 1981 in Tyrol, studied at the University of Music in Graz, Vienna and Stockholm and graduated with excellence from the course "Saxophone - Jazz", which he supplemented with the cultural management course "Art & Economy". Concerts have taken the "Newcomer of the Year" (Hans Koller Prize) all over the world, including to Forbidden City Hall (Beijing) and The Jazz Standard (NYC).

He did collaborations and CD productions with the percussionist Manu Delago (Living Room), with strings of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Big Band Graz. He played with the Vienna Art Orchestra, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Hamilton de Hollanda and Adam Holzman. In 2007 he founded the label and artist collective Session Work Records, which released 130 CDs by over 300 musicians of the Viennese and international jazz scene. The label has developed into the largest active jazz label in Austria.

With his own project "White Noise" (CD presentation October 2019) Auer hit a new stylistic direction. The acoustic instruments of the project (with the focus on the bass clarinet) are electronically processed, alienated and doubled. The purpose was always to expand the acoustic signals with the possibilities of electronic music production, and thereby create a new sound image.

He has been a lecturer in jazz and pop at the Mozarteum University Salzburg since 2015.