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David Helbock

 B i o g r a p h y

David Helbock (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 Austria.

Official site: www.davidhelbock.com


 A l b u m s

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)