About Rainer Furthner

 artistic biography 

Rainer Furthner MA. Bakk.art 
Haberpoint 36
A-4891 Pöndorf


First percussion lessons at the age of 10, at the OÖ Musikschulwerk from 1993-1999. Afterwards studies at the University Mozarteum Salzburg with Martin Grubinger sen. Various masterclasses and workshops in the classical field: Peter Sadlo, Katarzyna Mycka, Momoko Kamiya, Nancy Zeltsman, Ludwig Albert, as well as Drumset among others: Dave Weckl, Thomas Lang, Virgil Donati, Jojo Mayer ...
Bachelor's degree passed with honors
 Master's degree passed with honors

artistic career

Member of the ensemble "The Percussive Planet Ensemble" founded by Martin Grubinger with concerts at La Scala in Milan, Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Half Time Show, Klassik am Dom Linz with TV live broadcast, Shanghai, Beijing, Tongyong, Philharmonic Berlin, Philharmonic Cologne, Munich Philharmonic, Luxembourg, Dialogues Festival of the Mozarteum Foundation, Vienna Concert Hall, Wiener Musikverein - Golden Hall, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival with concerts in Hamburg, Lübeck, Neumünster Arena. Wiener Festwochen Opening 2012, Philharmonie Essen, Bamberg Philharmonic, KKL Lucerne, Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Prinz Regenten Theater Munich, NDR - Great Broadcasting Hall, NDR live at NDR Talkshow, Konzerthaus Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Weimar, Nürnberg , Hamburg, Bremen, Frankfurt, Musikhalle Lübeck, Musikverein Graz, Brucknerhaus Linz, Donau Festival Krems, Konzerthaus Budapest, CRR Istanbul, Red Bull Studios Los Angeles,
Radiokulturhaus Wien, Great Hall of the Mozarteum Salzburg, Heidelberger Frühling, Salzburg Arena, Musik Fest 2005 at Große Aula Salzburg, permanent cooperation with the piano duo Ferhan and Ferzan Önder. Yuja Wang at Salzburger Festspiele, furthermore with Thomas Hampson - Gasteig Munich, Vienna Concert House, Milan Scala, SHMF, Laiszhalle Hamburg
Markus Hinterhäuser - Salzburg Festival, Kölner Philharmonie
Trilok Gurtu - SHMF
Styriarte Graz under Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Opera Porgy and Bess Permanent work in the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, among others in the large Festspielhaus Salzburg by M. Ravel -Bolero Camerata Salzburg (Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Germany ...) Philharmonia of the Nations under Justus Frantz with Concert tours through Germany, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland. Tyrolean Festival under Gustav Kuhn. Symphonic Bläserphilharmonie Salzburg. German Symphony Orchestra Berlin. Concerts with the Hyperion Chamber Ensemble, including in the Great Hall of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Concerts with the OÖ-BrassBand, among others at the European Brass Competition Festival in Belfast and as a soloist in the Great Hall of the Bruckner House in Linz Concerts with the Brass Ensemble "SoundInnBrass", among others at the World Brass Festival in Chicago Ensemble. ProBrass, Mnozil Brass, Concerts with ensembles for new music of the IGNM Numerous

 CD / DVD productions
Porgy and Bess / N. Harnoncourt, Sony Music (Styriarte Graz)
Drums and Chant, Deutsche Grammophon (+ own composition)
DVD Deutsche Grammophon - The Percussive Planet Ensemble live at the Kölner Philharmonie
Carmina Burana, Sony Music
Red Bull Cinema movie "Free my Way"
Educational activity
Teaching at Landesmusikschulwerk - Upper Austria
Jury activity at Prima la Musica
various master classes and workshops in Italy, Austria and Germany