Viola Falb

(born and resident in Austria) Studied classical and popular saxophone in Vienna, graduating with a master’s degree in  2007, she also studied jazz composition in Linz and spent 2004/05 studying abroad in Berlin. She is a member of the platform JazzWerkstatt Wien. She also leads the jazz formation FALB FICTION and plays saxophone with Phoen, Linksgalopp, Studio Dan, Vienna Jazz Composers, Falb/Satzinger Duo and others. She has performed in Istanbul, Ankara, Athens, Berlin and Trencin, and at venues including porgy & Bess Vienna, the BA/CA Kunstforum, etc. She studied at the University of music und Performing Arts Vienna-Saxophone Jazz with Klaus Dickbauer, Wolfgang Pusching, finished Masterstudies in 2007 with destinction.
2005  studies in Berlin at the Hochschule “Hanns Eisler” with Gebhard Ullmann,2004/06 winner of the Jazzzeit Audienze Award. 2005 supporting award of the ministry : The New Austrian Sound of music.
2006 tournee through Europe with European Youth Jazz Orchestra (EBU), 2007 Studies of Jazzcomposition  at the Bruckner Uni Linz with Christoph Cech. Falb has written compositions for the Vienna Festival, the Grabenfest Festival and Vienna Jazz Composers, for formations including big band, wind orchestra and chamber ensembles. Her music is oriented toward melodies and tonal colors, and it mixes modern classical elements with jazz influences.
Work/releases: FALB FICTION: waiting for (jwr 03/05),FALB FICTION : lost control (jwr 01/08),Space Art of music-composition for wind orchestra and JazzWerkstatt, written in response to a commission by the Vienna Festival (2008)
Performances  Vom Suchen, vom Finden und vom Festhalten des Glücks (on searching for, finfding and Capturin Happiness) premiered at the Grabenfest (Vienna, 2007),Jazzzeit Publikumpreis (Jazzzeit Audience Award), Concert at the BA/CA Kunstforum.
Winner’s concert of Europena Jazz Newcomer  Falb Fiction at the Festival in Hradec Kralovè.
Awards: Jazzzeit Audience Award (2004,2006),nominated for the Hans Koller Award:  Newcomer of the Year (2004,2006)