Christoph Hofer - Accordion
(*1974 in Villach,Austria) studied instrumental pedagogy at the Carinthian Conservatory with Mika Vayrynen and Roman Pechmann. He also studied at the Graz University of Music with James Crabb and Geir Draugsvoll. His instrumental education was complemented by studies at the Academy of Music in Trossingen with Prof. Hugo Noth and numerous courses under Margit Kern, Klaus Paier, Mie Miki and Matti Rantanen. Performances and Collaborations include concerts at the Alte Schmiede in Vienna, the Carinthian Summer Festival, Festwochen Gmunden.
Collaborations with renowned ensembles such as Hortus Musicus, Musikfabrik Sued, Carinthia Saxophone Quartet Ensemble Aoide with artists like Ellen Martin and others; Carinthian representative in cross-border Drau / Drava project, with concerts in South Tyrol, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia; interdisciplinary projects with the Dance Ensemble Skunk, the dancer Anna Hein (The swimmer - Text by Josef Winkler), "Viel - o Sophie" - Jandl, literature programm with music and many others. His performances were also part of several radio programs, including a portrait in the radio show "Zeitton" in Austrian Broadcasting Company ORF Ö1; Awards and Recognitions: 2003 Winner of the "Club Carinthia Music Prize".