Percussionist

Leonhard Waltersdorfer

Leonhard Waltersdorfer has been a member of the Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera since his temporary contract at Oper Graz ended in 2018. He regularly plays as a substitute in a variety of orchestras.

Orchestral experience

Member
  • Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
    since 2018
  • Oper Graz
    2017-2018
Substitute
Quetsch 'n' Vibes

Quetsch ‘n’ Vibes combines diverse musical worlds. Traditional folk music, embodied by the Styrian accordion, coalesces masterfully with the jazzy sounds of the vibraphone, the earthiness of the marimba, and many other exotic instruments. This encounter releases a stream of new sounds and colours, on which the trio skillfully navigates this diverse musical terrain.

Regular Projects
further ensemble experience
Jazz / World
Contemporary music
Competitions
  • Italy Percussion Competition (2015)
    first prize – Vibraphone: Category B
  • International Percussion Festival (2015)
    first prize – Vibraphone: Category “Senior”
  • Prima la Musica (2005-2014)
    first prize seventeen times within this time period as a soloist and as a member of different ensembles in this Austrian young musicians’ competition

Music school

1999-2004

Percussion

Musikschule Heiligenkreuz am Waasen

1999-2004
2001-2006

Styrian Accordion

Musikschule Heiligenkreuz am Waasen

2001-2006
2004-2014

Percussion

Studio Percussion School, Graz

Teacher: Mag. Bernhard Richter

2004-2014
2007-2013

Piano

Studio Percussion School, Graz

2007-2013
2008-2010

Electric guitar / electric bass

Musikschule Heiligenkreuz am Waasen

2008-2010

University

2014-2019

Percussion

Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna

Teacher: Anton Mittermayr

Diploma: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) | Pass with distinction

2014-2019
2017-2019

Music Education (IGP): Percussion Instruments

University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Teacher: Thomas Lechner

2017-2019
2020-2021

Musicology

University of Vienna

2020-2021
2021-2022

Tonmeister_innen Studies

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

2021-2022
2020-2023

Music Education (IGP): Percussion

Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna

Diploma: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) | Pass with distinction

2020-2023

Videos

Boxhamerisch Zwiefach

written by:
Traditional
arranged by:
Johannes Kölbl
6 players
Trumpet, Trombone, Vibraphone, Double Bass, Drumset, Percussion

Feierobnd

written by:
Anton Günther
arranged by:
Seitinger & Maierhofer
5 players
Vocals, Guitar, Styrian Accordion, Vibraphone, Double Bass

Bei ihr is so schön warm

written by:
Seitinger & Maierhofer
5 players
Vocals, Guitar, Vibraphone, Double Bass, Percussion

Da Valiabte

written by:
Lorenz Maierhofer
arranged by:
Johannes Kölbl
7 players
Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Vibraphone, Guitar, Double Bass, Drumset, Percussion

Melandie

written by:
Johannes Steinbauer
1 player
Vibraphone

Is schon still uman See

written by:
Günther Mittergradnegger
arranged by:
Johannes Kölbl
7 players
Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Vibraphone, Double Bass, Drumset, Percussion, Array Mbira

Solar Eclipse

written by:
Agnes Heginger
arranged by:
Agnes Heginger & Andreas Lachberger
5 players
Vocals, Array Mbira, Handpan, Styrian Accordion, Vibraphone, Drumset

España

written by:
Emile Waldteufel
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
4 or 5 players
Xylophone, Vibraphone, Marimba 1, Marimba 2, Castanets (optional)

Children’s Song

written by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
1 player
Vibraphone & Marimba

Rain Chain

written by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
1 player
Vibraphone & Marimba

D ‘ N ‘ A

written by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
1 player
Vibraphone & Marimba

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka

written by:
Johann Strauss II
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
4 players
Xylophone, Vibraphone & Desk Bells, Marimba 1, Marimba 2

As One

written by:
Gene Koshinski
2 players
Multi-Percussion

Arena

written by:
Tobias Broström
1 player
Multi-Percussion

Coming Home

written by:
Johannes Kölbl & Leonhard Waltersdorfer
2 players
Styrian Accordion, RAV Drums

Veitscher Jodler

written by:
Traditional
arranged by:
Quetsch 'n' Vibes
3 players
Styrian Accordion, RAV Drums, Vibraphone

All it Takes is Time

written by:
Agnes Heginger
arranged by:
Quetsch 'n' Vibes
3 players
Vocals, Styrian Accordion, RAV Drums

Targia

written by:
Johannes Kölbl & Leonhard Waltersdorfer
4 players
Styrian Accordion, Array Mbira & Glockenspiel, Handpan, Udu

Kaleidoskop

written by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
3 players
RAV Drums & Array Mbira, Vibraphone, Marimba

500 Kilometer

written by:
Seitinger & Maierhofer
5 players
Voice, Guitar, Array Mbira, Double Bass, Percussion

Avalon, Avalon, Avalon

written by:
Agnes Heginger, Lorenz Raab
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
5 players
Vocals, Vibraphone, Marimba, Array Mbira, Moog, Drumset

Solar Eclipse

written by:
Agnes Heginger
arranged by:
Agnes Heginger & Andreas Lachberger
5 players
Vocals, Array Mbira, Handpan, Styrian Accordion, Vibraphone, Drumset

Arothron

written by:
Agnes Heginger
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
5 players
Vocals, Handpan, Styrian Accordion, Array Mbira, Vibraphone, Moog, Drum Set

Targia

written by:
Johannes Kölbl & Leonhard Waltersdorfer
4 players
Styrian Accordion, Array Mbira & Glockenspiel, Handpan, Udu

Kaleidoskop

written by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
3 players
RAV Drums & Array Mbira, Vibraphone, Marimba

Florentiner Marsch

written by:
Julius Fucik
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
3 players
Styrian Accordion, Vibraphone & Musical Saw, Marimba & Glockenspiel

España

written by:
Emile Waldteufel
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
4 or 5 players
Xylophone, Vibraphone, Marimba 1, Marimba 2, Castanets (optional)

Melandie

written by:
Johannes Steinbauer
1 player
Vibraphone

Children’s Song

written by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
1 player
Vibraphone & Marimba

Rain Chain

written by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
1 player
Vibraphone & Marimba

D ‘ N ‘ A

written by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
1 player
Vibraphone & Marimba

Valse “l’adieu”

written by:
Frederic Chopin
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
1 player
Marimba

Dinner for Two

written by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
1 player
Vibraphone

España

written by:
Emile Waldteufel
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
4 or 5 players
Xylophone, Vibraphone, Marimba 1, Marimba 2, Castanets (optional)

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka

written by:
Johann Strauss II
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
4 players
Xylophone, Vibraphone & Desk Bells, Marimba 1, Marimba 2

Florentiner Marsch

written by:
Julius Fucik
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
4 players
Vibraphone, Marimba 1, Marimba 2 & Glockenspiel, Marimba 3

Jesus bleibet meine Freude

written by:
Johann Sebastian Bach
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
4 players
Vibraphone, Marimba 1, Marimba 2, Marimba 3

As One

written by:
Gene Koshinski
2 players
Multi-Percussion

Colours

written by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
2 players
Vibraphone, Marimba

Coming Home

written by:
Johannes Kölbl & Leonhard Waltersdorfer
2 players
Styrian Accordion, RAV Drums

Veitscher Jodler

written by:
Traditional
arranged by:
Quetsch 'n' Vibes
3 players
Styrian Accordion, RAV Drums, Vibraphone

Florentiner Marsch

written by:
Julius Fucik
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
3 players
Styrian Accordion, Vibraphone & Musical Saw, Marimba & Glockenspiel

Gold und Silber

written by:
Franz Lehar
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
3 players
Styrian Accordion & Glockenspiel, Vibraphon & Desk Bells, Marimba

Vergnügungszug

written by:
Johann Strauss II
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
3 players
Styrian Accordion, Vibraphone, Marimba & Glockenspiel

Jesus bleibet meine Freude

written by:
Johann Sebastian Bach
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
3 players
Styrian Accordion, Vibraphone, Marimba

Avalon, Avalon, Avalon

written by:
Agnes Heginger, Lorenz Raab
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
5 players
Vocals, Vibraphone, Marimba, Array Mbira, Moog, Drumset

Solar Eclipse

written by:
Agnes Heginger
arranged by:
Agnes Heginger & Andreas Lachberger
5 players
Vocals, Array Mbira, Handpan, Styrian Accordion, Vibraphone, Drumset

Arothron

written by:
Agnes Heginger
arranged by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
5 players
Vocals, Handpan, Styrian Accordion, Array Mbira, Vibraphone, Moog, Drum Set

All it Takes is Time

written by:
Agnes Heginger
arranged by:
Quetsch 'n' Vibes
3 players
Vocals, Styrian Accordion, RAV Drums

Boxhamerisch Zwiefach

written by:
Traditional
arranged by:
Johannes Kölbl
6 players
Trumpet, Trombone, Vibraphone, Double Bass, Drumset, Percussion

Da Valiabte

written by:
Lorenz Maierhofer
arranged by:
Johannes Kölbl
7 players
Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Vibraphone, Guitar, Double Bass, Drumset, Percussion

Is schon still uman See

written by:
Günther Mittergradnegger
arranged by:
Johannes Kölbl
7 players
Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Vibraphone, Double Bass, Drumset, Percussion, Array Mbira

Oh, du lieber Augustin

written by:
Traditional
arranged by:
Johannes Kölbl
6 players
Trumpet, Trombone, Vibraphone, Guitar, Double Bass, Drumset, Percussion

D ‘ N ‘ A

written by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
2 players
Vibraphone & Marimba, Percussion

D ‘ N ‘ A

written by:
Leonhard Waltersdorfer
2 players
Vibraphone & Marimba, Percussion

500 Kilometer

written by:
Seitinger & Maierhofer
5 players
Voice, Guitar, Array Mbira, Double Bass, Percussion

Agnes

written by:
Seitinger & Maierhofer
5 players
Vocals, Guitar, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Double Bass, Percussion

Schwarze Augen

written by:
Florian Hermann
arranged by:
Seitinger & Maierhofer
5 players
Vocals, Guitar, Double, Styrian Accordion, Washboard

Feierobnd

written by:
Anton Günther
arranged by:
Seitinger & Maierhofer
5 players
Vocals, Guitar, Styrian Accordion, Vibraphone, Double Bass

Bei ihr is so schön warm

written by:
Seitinger & Maierhofer
5 players
Vocals, Guitar, Vibraphone, Double Bass, Percussion

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