Curriculum Vitae Tobias Steinberger

“Tobias Steinberger is a freelance musician, percussionist, drummer and frame drummer and was born in 1989 in Tyrol (Austria).

He attended the Mozarteum in Salzburg (Innsbruck) and attained a Bachelor’s degree in Percussion with Mag. Gunnar Fras. Moreover, received his diploma in Jazz Drums at the Tyrolean Landeskonservatorium with Georg Tausch and in autumn 2017 the freelance musician has finished his Master Studies in Jazz Percussion with Stephan Maas at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz.

Since 2001 Tobias has spent a majority of his time with the intensive study of hand percussionist instruments from all over the world, in particular frame drums. Hand percussion and frame drum techniques from the Near East, Turkey, Syria, North Africa and South India with Jarrod Cagwin are the most important sources of inspiration for the music of Tobias Steinberger.

Diving into foreign music cultures is only the beginning for the musician in order to broaden his horizon. By exploring and discovering especially new genres, Tobias gradually develops as an artist. Therefore, he convinces with his new combination of frame drums and his very own personalised set-ups that breathe life into jazz, pop, world music and early music.”

– Bianca A. Kahr

Collaborations / Festivals / Concerttours

  • Freiburger Barockorchester
  • L’Arpeggiata
  • Concentus Musicus Vienna
  • Rolf Lislevand Ensemble
  • Lorenz Raab
  • I Barocchisti
  • Diego Fasolis
  • Cecilia Bartoli
  • Europa Galante
  • Fabio Biondi
  • Manu Delago
  • Quadriga Consort
  • Ensemble Unicorn
  • The Next Step
  • Klingzeug
  • Marcelo Nisinman
  • Tehila Nini Goldstein
  • Jarrod Cagwin
  • Walt Disney Hall of Music Los Angeles
  • Mood Indigo IIT Bombay
  • Kölner Philharmonie
  • Ethno- Jazz-Festival Kischinau
  • Color Festival England
  • ID Festival Berlin
  • Jazz Fest Wien
  • Konzerthaus Wien
  • Festwochen der Alten Musik
  • Chopin and his Europe Festival Warschau
  • Grenzfluss World Jazzfestival Grein
  • Salzburger Festspiele
  • Fest der Kulturen Dudelange
  • Trans Art Festival Bozen
  • Tiroler Landestheater
  • Wiesenrock Festival Wattens
  • U.S.A.
  • Canada
  • India
  • Moldova
  • Rumania
  • Turkey
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • England
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Spain
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Italy