Clarinet orchestra & clarinet playing

Peter Rabl's Clarinet Orchestra Tyrol is internationally renowned. In the Klarinettenspielerei young musicians make music together.

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Clarinet Playing

Direction: Mag. Christian Hopfgartner BA BA

Since the school year 2020/2021 there is the clarinet playing workshop at the music school Innsbruck. Under the direction of Mag. Christian Hopfgartner BA BA young clarinetists can make music together.

Clarinet Orchestra Tyrol

Conductor: Mag. Christian Köll

The Clarinet Orchestra of the Music School of the City of Innsbruck was founded in 1987 by Prof. Peter Rabl. From the school year 2023/2024 the ensemble is under the direction of Mag. Christian Köll. The members are active and former students of the Music School Innsbruck, occasionally teachers also participate in concerts and recordings.

By using a wide variety of instruments, such as Bb clarinets, Eb clarinets, basset horns, bass clarinets, contra-alto clarinets and contra-bass clarinets, the range and dynamic possibilities have been expanded. The repertoire is extremely diverse. It covers all epochs of music history and ranges from arrangements of baroque compositions to works by contemporary composers.

The numerous concerts at home and abroad confirm the high musical level of the orchestra.

Virtual concert of the Clarinet Orchestra Tyrol from 2021 under the direction of Prof. Peter Rabl

View on YouTube

CDs & Recordings

2012: 25 years Clarinet Orchestra Tyrol:

For the anniversary CD "25 Years Clarinet Orchestra Tyrol" original compositions and arrangements by Johann Sebastian Bach, Heinrich Joseph Baermann, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Paul Harvey, Henry Mancini, Daniel Galay, George Gershwin and Edgar Seipenbusch were recorded.

2002 Clarinet Orchestra Tyrol

The 2002 recording includes compositions by Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfram Rosenberger and Elliot de Borgo.

Conductor: Prof. Peter Rabl

Peter Rabl has been a member of the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck since 1982, 26 years of which as principal clarinetist, and teaches at the Music School of the City of Innsbruck. As a soloist he performs in various chamber music formations.

He participates in several internationally renowned orchestras specializing in performances with period instruments, including the Wiener Akademie, Anima Eterna Brugge, Capella Coloniensis, Freiburger Barockorchester, L' Arpa Festante, Monteverdi Orchester München, Neue Hofkapelle München, Ars Antiqua Austria, Modern Times 1800 and the Concilium Musicum Wien. He has also participated as soloist and in the orchestra in numerous CD and radio recordings. He is the 2012 Jakob Stainer Prize winner of the Province of Tyrol.


Opening hours

Monday to Thursday:
8.00-12.00 and 13.30-17.00

8.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.00