Sebastian Brugner was born on August 22th in 1988 in Oberwart. He received his first drumming tuition at the age of four at Ilz Music School in Styria, Austria. His main formative teachers in these early years were Franz Fuchs and Ulrike Stadler. During his time at the Music School he won the National Youth Music Award „Prima la Musica“ as percussion soloist. Furthermore he was educated in singing and the piano during his high school years at BORG Hartberg.
At the age of 14, he began percussion studies with Gerald Fromme at Graz University for Music and Performance Arts. In September 2012 he won an audition and became Principal Timpanist at the Vienna Volksoper. Before that, he had worked at the Vienna Volksoper and in the Lower Austria Tonkuenstler Orchestra as a percussionist. He now plays in orchestras like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Graz Opera and the Symphony Orchestra of India.
Since summer 2013 he has been working together with Dietmar Bierbaum in a Mallet-Duo. He has played at different international festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the Grafenegg Festival and the Series of Concerts Mumbai.
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