Orchestra Director and 1st Clarinet
For me, art reflects the culture of a society. Hence - To every age its art – to art its freedom.
I have been closely linked with the Bad Hall orchestra as a clarinettist since 1993. The perspective Festival KLANGBADHALL gives me the opportunity to gather a pool of outstanding musicians in Bad Hall, thereby. Thus, I am very happy to assist the city of Bad Hall and festival director Ernst Theis in establishing Bad Hall as festival city within the Austrian musical landscape.
Andreas Festner initially studied instrumental pedagogy at the former Anton Bruckner Conservatory in Linz (now Private University). Subsequently, he completed concert studies with Alfred Rosé at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. After that, he repeatedly attended many international chamber music courses and undertook further studies at the Music and Arts University of Graz. He is a member of various ensembles including the Aulos Woodwind Ensemble, the ‘Haus-Ruck-Schrammeln’, the clarinet quartet ‘Air-o-flott’, and the Upper Austrian Clarinet Orchestra. Since 1977 he has been teaching for the Upper Austrian State Music School system, since 1990 he has been head of the Bad Hall Music School, and since 1993 he has participated in the operetta festival in Bad Hall.