Studio Dan



Specialists for experimental music

Werner Angerer – Sounddesign

Werner Angerer

Maiken Beer – Violoncello

Maiken Beer © Rania Moslam

Has fallen in love with her instrument when she was about six years old while listening to the famous Dvořák cello concerto. Since then, she has not let go of it, and she works consistently to expand her scope and musical horizon. At Studio Dan, she has been appreciated for her intensive cello-performance since “Gruntz”. For years up to (almost) every madness on stage. Enthusiasm and perseverance are among her greatest strengths.

Hubert Bründlmayer – Drums

Christof Dienz – Bassoon

Viola Falb – Clarinets, Saxophones

Viola Falb © Martin Bilinovac

Studied saxophone classical and popular music in Vienna and Berlin, composition in Linz. Mainly on the soprano / alto saxophone - but also on clarinets ... Composes and plays for own groups and others.

Thomas Frey – Flutes

Thomas Frey © Sonja Werner

Dominik Fuss – Trumpet

Dominik Fuss

Born in Vienna; Classical and jazz education in Vienna, Cologne and Graz.

Bandleader, composer & pedagogue; More info:

Sophia Goidinger-Koch – Violin

Sophia Goidinger-Koch © Caitlin Smith

As the oldest of 6 children a classic alpha-dog, who likes to work and screw everything herself in the household. Faithful, tolerant, also critical and above all always with 100% commitment. At Studio Dan, Ensemble Platypus and Klangforum Wien as well.

Constantin Herzog – Double Bass, Electric Bass

Gunde Jäch-Micko – Violin

Philipp Kienberger – Double Bass, Electric Bass

Manuel Mayr – Double Bass, Electric Bass

Manuel Mayr © mlk

Characterized by constructive and structural clarity, Manu Mayr explores instrument between jazz, contemporary and electronic music. From Kompost 3 via 5K HD to Klangforum Wien.

Raphael Meinhart – Percussion

Raphael Meinhart_1

I am right-handed and left-footed, probably because my mother is a relearned left-handed female. In SV Weinitzen in the autumn season 1999/2000, I had plunged four goals and assisted in just as many. My biggest success though is being runner-up at the Stryrian Mixed Badminton Cup 1997. In 2013 I was by far the last at the Roman race in the South Styria, but handicapped by a recurring knee injurie. Otherwise, I'm interested in music.

Doris Nicoletti – Flutes

Doris Nicoletti © Anne Bürger

Teaches quite classical and plays mostly contemporary, but never wants to be too specialized and can therefore be heard in the stylistically diverse formations. Generally preferres to be an ensemble member over being a soloist. Because the gut feeling usually wins, she does what she loves and loves what she does.

Nina Ortner – Light design

Julia Purgia – Viola

Damaris Richerts – Trumpet

Daniel Riegler – Trombone, conductor

Daniel Riegler © Rania Moslam

Lives and works and lives and works and lives and works and lives and works and lives and works and lives and works and lives and works and lives and works and lives and works in Vienna and other places.

Leo Riegler – Electronics, Turntables

Leo Riegler © Max Schuster

Teamplayer or Soloschwein? Often labeled as a mascot of the band and an ingenious amateur, he has been responsible for the electronic sound character of the ensemble since the first concert of Studio Dan.


Clemens Salesny – Clarinets, Saxophones

Clemens Salesny © Markus Ühlein

Margit Schoberleitner – Percussion

Margit Schoberleitner © Rania Moslam

Hauling off, beating something, making it sound and listening to it - sometimes also singing and playing the trumpet. I've never been able to decide for a particular direction.

Michael Tiefenbacher – Piano

Michael Tiefenbacher

Monk and Schubert, Tschirgant sparrows and Stockhausen, Ableton and Steinway, Epikur and Federer, Ruy Lopez and Ben Hogan. With Studio Dan on all keyboard instruments…..otherwise, too.

Guest musicians:

Maria Jauk – Flöte |
Matthias Muche – Posaune |

Gerald Preinfalk – Saxophon |
Magdalena Zenz – Violine |