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(born 28 January 1984 in Koblach) is an Austrian jazz musician. Helbock
studied classical piano at the conservatory in Feldkirch, Austria with
Prof. Ferenc Bognar. In addition he also was a private student of the NY
Jazzpianist Peter Madsen.
With his different musical projects, like the "David Helbock Trio",
"David Helbock's Random/Control" and also as a Soloartist, Helbock
toured all over the planet on all continents. In 2010 he released his
"Personal Realbook", a compositional project, where he wrote one tune
every day for a whole year, inspired by the Brazilian jazzlegend Hermeto
Pascoal. Hermeto also contributed a song to Helbock's CD "Think of Two"
in 2014. In 2014 Helbock appeared as a soloist on Michael Mantler's CD
"The Jazzcomposers Orchestra – Update" published on ECM. Helbock's last
five CDs as a leader were published on the label Traumton in Berlin.
Helbock is a prizewinner at the world-biggest Jazzpianosolo Competition
in Montreux 2007 and 2010 and in addition also won the audienceprize. In
2011 he was awarded the Outstanding Artist Award of the government of
Official site: www.davidhelbock.com
Transformation (Gramola Records, 2005)
Celebrating Modern Genius (Doublemoon Records, 2006)
All In (Doublemoon Records, 2008)
Think of Two (Traumton Records, 2014)
Aural Colors (Traumton Records, 2015)