Stefan Thaler

Bass (Jazz & Popular Music)/ Improvisation (Jazz & Popular Music)


  • 1992 - 1995: Studies in Jazz upright bass at the Klagenfurter Landeskonservatorium
  • 1996 - 1999: Studies in Jazz upright bass and arrangement at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in Den Haag with various renowned lecturers including Hein van de Geyn and Frans van der Hoeven
  • Workshops with Marc Johnson, György Ligeti, John Patitucci, Avishai Cohen

Work Experience

  • Collaborations, performances and more than 40 CD and studio recordings with Richard Galliano, Madita, Wolfgang Puschnig, Martin Lubenov, Klaus Paier, Karlheinz Miklin, Barry Harris, Hubert Tubbs, Andrea Bocelli, Peter Kraus, Willi Landl, Herztöne and many others
  • Concerts at numerous international festivals: London Part of World & Roots, ITunes Festival Berlin, Sziget Festival Budapest, Sfinks Festival Antwerpen, Balkan Trafik Festival Brüssel, Akkordeon Festival Wien, Jazzfestival Novi Sad and various others
  • Performances and tours in many countries including the USA, Portugal, France, Spain, Belgium, Russia, Iran, Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia, Bosnia, Croatia, England, Turkey and Pakistan
  • Recipient of competition prizes: 
  • with Klaus Paier Accordeon Project in Castelfidardo, Italy (1994) 
  • with Caroline de Rooij Group, 2nd price in Hilversum, Netherlands (2000)
  • with Martin Lubenov Jazzta Prasta as part of the Austrian World Music Award, Vienna (2005)
  • Compositions, arrangements and productions of his Elektronics project “thaBoom”, Caroline de Rooij Group, Voxon, Roland Neuwirth, Mile Raubau & Mileva Turbo, Radio Agora, and various others
  • Theatermusic compositions for the “Bleiburger Theater Days”  (“Draußen vor der Tür” from Wolfgang Borchert (2013), “Sorbisches Requiem” from Toni Bruk (2014))

Teaching & Research

  • JAM MUSIC LAB since 2012