Sabina Hank

(born in 1976, in Salzburg). At the age of five she began attending Salzburg’s Mozarteum, and she received instruction in classical piano there for 13 years. From 1994 to 1999 she pursued studies in jazz paino and voice at Anton Bruckner university in Linz. Since 1997 she has pursued an international career as a freelance singer, pianist and composer. She has appeared at international jazz festivals in Denmark, Morocco, Greece, France , Poland, Romania, the USA, Mexico, Turkey, Austria, Germany and elsewhere. Hank has worked together with Bob Mintzer, Benjamin Schmidt, Werner Pirchner, Maria Schneider,
 Wili Resetarits, Leander Haussmann and others. She has composed music for the theater (Schauspiel-hausBichum, Vienna Volkstheater, Salzburg Landestheater  (State Theater), film (orf/3 sat) and various jazz and classical ensembles.

The emphasis of her artistic work lies first and foremost in the linkage of so-called serious music and entertainment music, in tearing down the borders of musical categorization and in the melding of compositional and improvisatory elements. She has released seven CDS so far, and she has had a record contract with Universal Music since 2007.
Publications: inside/nah an mir, released in two languages (cd 2007) 
Live Projects: Abenlieder (with Willi Resetarits) inside/nah an mir. 
Performances: Der Talisman at the Vienna Volkstheater (directed by Michael Schottenberg, 2001)re-generation at Brucknerhaus linz (Sabina Hank orchestra, 2003), Violin Concerto for Chamber Orchestra and Solo Violin, composed for Benjamin Schmdit (in cooperation with the festival “MATTSEER Diabelli Sommer, 2008
Awards:  Kunst & Kulturforderpreis of the city of Salzburg 2004

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