Patrick Prammer, principal percussionist
Patrick Prammer was born in Kirchdorf an der Krems in Upper Austria in 1987. He began his studies in classical percussion at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz with Prof. Josef Gumpinger and Prof. Bogdan Bacanu in 2004, before moving to the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna in 2007 and subsequently the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where he continued his studies with Prof. Josef Gumpinger. He attended master classes given by Tom Freer, Peter Sadlo, Michael Quinn, Bogdan Bacanu, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, David Freeman and Gerald Fromme.
In 2009 he won first prize in the Fidelio Competition in Vienna.
In the realm of chamber music he plays in ensembles including “die reihe”, Kontrapunkte, Klangforum Wien and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra with Heinrich Schiff and Stefan Vladar. He also performs with the orchestra of the Vienna Opera Ball. He was involved in founding Vienna Brass Connection and is a member of Vienna Horns and Supercussion Vienna.
As a soloist he plays with the Vienna RSO, the Upper Austrian regional concert band and the ensemble “die reihe”.
He has also had tenures with the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Lower Austria, the Vienna Volksoper and the Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester at the Graz Opera. As a substitute he played in concerts with the Cleveland Orchestra, at the Vienna State Opera, with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg under Franz Welser Möst and worked with conductors such as Cornelius Meister, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Ingo Metzmacher, Daniel Harding, Kirill Petrenko, Dmitri Kitayenko and Tugan Sokhiev.
He has been a percussionist with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2011.