Michaela Rabitsch

(born in Austria), composer. She studied  classical violin lessons at the age of 7, moved to Vienna at 14 to attend Musikgymnasium and studied violin at conservatory of Vienna; completed with university- entrance diploma. Later on changed to trumpet and studies for jazz and popular music at the Bruckner conservatory Linz (now Anton Bruckner private University) with Ingrid Jensen, Peter Tuscher and classical trumpet with Fritz Handlbauer. Plays and played with bands like: two of a kind, Hypersax, stage music at Burgtheater Wien, Just for funk, Ladybirds, MBB, Blechvögel, Michaela Rabitsch Quartett feat Lukas Zimmer, Robert Pawlik Quartet, Sophisticated Ladies, Theater des kindes Linz, Damen der Gesellschaft, Con Moto, various Big Bands. In the recent years she has focused especially on her own compositions played together in quartet or duo with Robert Pawlik.  As international touring artists, Michaela and Robert have performed at Festivals and Jazz Clubs not only in their home country Austria, but also in Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Italy.
Works: “Just the two of us”, “Moods”. It is their first recording with exclusively original compositions presented by both leaders, reflecting the core of their current work. The album was recorded and mixed in their private studio, which they always try to optimize according to their needs, constantly looking for and achieving the ultimate sound using vintage and only the finest gear in recording.