Joachim Murnig

Joachim Murnig was born in 1990 in Graz, the youngest member of a family of piano players. At the age of five he started studying the piano, and at the age of seven he began learning the drums. He gained a wide range of experience in orchestral, ensemble, jazz and chamber music during his time at the Music Schools of Krieglach and Bruck an der Mur. He also won several first prizes in the „Prima la Musica“ County Contest and a second prize at the National Contest.

Since 2008 Joachim Murning has been studying percussion with Professor Oliver Madas at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. Alongside his activities as a musician in several ensembles, big bands and jazz bands he plays regularly in orchestras and venues including the Vienna State Opera, Vienna Volksoper, Graz Opera and Vienna Symphonic Orchestra. Since 2014 he has been studying at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz under Bogdan Bacanu and Leonhard Schmidinger.

In March 2011 he was selected as percussionist in the Lower Austria Tonkuenstler Orchestra. He also won a third prize at the International Percussion Competition in Vilnius in May 2013.

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