Critics describe Gernot Wolfgang as a “master composer with important things to communicate to his listeners” (David DeBoor Canfield/Fanfare) and a composer with a “winning sonic arsenal” (Donald Rosenberg/Gramophone), while jazz legend Dave Brubeck characterized Gernot’s music as being of “unconventional beauty.”
Born in Bad Gastein, Austria in 1957, Gernot Wolfgang currently resides in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the program “Scoring for Motion Pictures and TV” at USC, and holds degrees from Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Music in Graz, Austria.
Albany Records has released three CDs of Gernot’s chamber music: PASSING THROUGH (TROY1624, 2016), SHORT STORIES (TROY1248, 2011) and COMMON GROUND (TROY854, 2006) . His music can also be heard on the Polygram, Universal, Koch, Navona, Crystal Records, Yarlung, Capstone, Centaur and Extraplatte labels. Gernot Wolfgang also works as an orchestrator in the film and TV music industry. He is currently associate artistic director of “HEAR NOW – A Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers.”
His groove-oriented chamber music album Passing Through has been nominated for a GRAMMY in the category of “Best Classical Compendium.” Visit his website here to hear the full album.