Martin Breinschmid is a vibraphonist, drummer and percussionist with an international reputation. Born 1970 in Vienna, 1988: Graduated summa cum laude at the Vienna University for Music.
As an all-rounder he is not only one of the best Austrian vibe players but also an excellent drummer and a fully-fledged symphonic percussionist.
As a freelance vibist and drummer he has worked with
Buddy De Franco, Terry Gibbs, Ken Peplovsky, Bucky Pizzarrelli, Peanuts Hucko, Bob Haggard, Bob Wilber, Scott Hamilton, Bill Berry, Jim Galloway, Randy Sandke, George Masso, Antti Sarpila, Byron Stripling, Joel Helleni, Joe Ascione, Lee Harper, Bob Barnard, Oscar Klein, Bill Ramsey, Hans Salomon, Dan Barrett, Tommy Vig, Howard Alden, Pete York, Rossano Sportiello, Frank Roberscheuten, Nicki Parrott, Butch Miles.
Since 1988, he has been a member of the Orchestra of United Stages in Vienna, participating in shows like Cats, Phantom of the Opera, 42nd Street, Les Miserables, Freudiana, Rocky Horror Show, Grease, Elisabeth, Beauty and the Beast, Anatevka, Mozart, Tanz der Vampire, Jekyll & Hyde. Wake up, Rebecca. Jesus Christ Superstar, The Producers, Legally Blond, Love Never Dies, Don Camillo und Peppone, Mamma Mia, Evita, Ich war noch niemals in New York, Schikaneder, Besuch der alten Dame, I am from Austria, Sister Act, Bodyguard.
As a soloist he worked with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Spivakovs Moscow Virtuosi, Sinfony orchestra of lower Austria and Vorarlberg and the Vienna Classical Players as well as the Philharmonic Brno.
As symphonic timpanist he has worked under – to name but a few – Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Nikolaus Hanoncourt, Franz Welser-Moest, Roger Norrington.
He has played with Hanoncourts Concentus Musicus, Camerata Salzburg, Vladimir Spivakovs Moscow Virtuosi, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, Ensemble “die reihe”, Pro Brass, Wiener Kammerphilharmonie, Wiener Kammeroper, René Clemencic Consort, Concilium Musicum, Wiener Johann Strauß Orchester, Wiener Mozart Orchester, the Israel Philharmonic, L. A. Philharmonic.
Other career highlights are his performances with the legendary Dave Brubeck quartet at performances of“La Fiesta de la Posada“ in Vienna.
Solopercussion at the Tokushima Festival Japan.
First performance of Bela Bartoks Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion at the Cairo Opera House.
Tours with German Swing Legend Hugo Strasser.
Martin Breinschmid has been a member of Europe’s leading Traditional Jazz Trio „Three Wise Men“ since 2008 and has toured extensively in Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, USA and South America.
With remarkable stage presence Martin Breinschmid has also been a champion of Leroy Andersons entertaining music with which he continues to charm audiences the world over.