Ingrid Oberkanis

(born and resident in Austria), composer. She studied percussion at Anton Bruckner University in Linz and at the University of Music and Performing  Arts in Vienna. For many years she played as an orchestral musician in the Jeunesse Orchester Linz and in the Junges Orchester Wien (Young Orchestra of Vienna). Upon completing her studies, she increasingly turned to jazz and non European rhythms, taking lessons from Dudu Tucci (Brazil) and Josè Eladio Amat (Cuba). She has played with acts including the Vienna Art Orchestra, Wolfgang Puschnig, Jamaaladen Tacuma, Dave Samuels, David Friedman, Krzysztof Dobrek and Ursula Dudziak, and she has appeared  at a number of international jazz festivals. She also works in the field of improvised music, contemporary music and world music. As a percussionist and a composer, she is currently working with actress Brigitte Karner and the jazz ensembles “ Strange Ahead and e.o.s”, and she is also a member of the Vienna Art Orchestra.
Discography: ich, die ich dich liebe, with Brigitte Karner (cd, Purplerose, Records 2007), Vienna Art Orchestra (cd, Universal, 2007), strange ahead, with Ilse Riedler, Jojo lackner and Lukas Knofler (Cd  ATS Records 2008)
Apperarances: at jazz festivals, including those in Vancouver, Krakow in Paris.
Awards: Hans Koller Award as “Side (wo)man of the Year” (2004)