|Categories||Contemporary, Jazz, Soundtrack/Film Music|
Composer Gernot Wolfgang was born in Bad Gastein, Austria and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
He has received commissions from individuals and organizations such as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic principals Michele Zukovsky (clarinet), Joanne Pearce Martin (keyboard) and David Breidenthal (bassoon), the Verdehr Trio & Michigan State University, California State University Northridge, the Jazz Festival of the European Broadcasting Union, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society and the Los Angeles based chamber music series Chamber Music Palisades and Pacific Serenades.
As a guitarist with the Austrian jazz ensemble “The QuARTet” he recorded two critically acclaimed CD’s and toured extensively throughout Europe.
From 1990-93 Gernot Wolfgang was a lecturer for Jazz Composition and Harmony at the University of Music in Graz and has guest lectured at the University of Music in Vienna, at the festival Instrumenta Verano in Oaxaca, Mexico, and at the University of California in Los Angeles. He has received awards, grants and scholarships from the American Composers Forum, American Music Center, the Austrian Ministry for Education and the Arts, Austro Mechana, Berklee College of Music, Billboard Magazine, BMI, the Fulbright Commission and the State of Tyrol, Austria.
Gernot is a graduate of the program “Scoring for Motion Pictures and TV” at the University of Southern California, and also holds degrees from Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Music in Graz, Austria.
He is active in the Los Angeles film and TV music industry as a composer, arranger and orchestrator. From 2005-2008 Gernot Wolfgang was composer in residence with the Beverly Hills International Music Festival, where he curated a concert series featuring the chamber music of film/TV composers.