Michael Krenn

Michael Krenn

Michael Krenn has performed in many European countries as well as in Thailand, Japan, Russia and India. After finishing his studies at City of Vienna Conservatory in Lars Mlekusch's saxophone studio with highest distinction, he now works both as a freelance musician, playing with prestigious orchestras and ensembles, and as a saxophone teacher in Austria.

Since 2015 he is teaching assistant of Lars Mlekusch´s saxophone studio at City of Vienna Conservatory and since February 2016 he is having his own saxophone studio at Innsbruck Conservatory.

He is a founding member of Austria´s first professional saxophone orchestra, the Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra, and of Mobilis Saxophone Quartet, based in Austria and Croatia. His orchestral appearances have included concerts with the Klangforum Vienna, OENM (Austrian Ensemble for new music), Volksoper Vienna, Theater an der Wien and others. His performances have taken him to prestigious venues such as the Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, the Philharmonic Concert Hall of Bratislava, and many others. He is considered one of the leading classical saxophonists of his generation in Austria.

In 2012 he gave his Debut recital together with pianist Yoko Yamada in Chicago/USA.

Among many prizes in national and international music competitions are the 2012 winner of the Yamaha Music Foundation scholarship, second prize at the 2011 Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Bangkok, Thailand, the Bank of Austria Artist of the Year 2011 with the Mobilis Saxophone Quartet, and winner at the "Fidelio Competition" of the Vienna Conservatory in 2009/2010. He took first prize in 2009 at the Austrian music competition "Gradus ad Parnassum", again with the Mobilis Saxophone Quartet and second prize at the International Wind Instrument competition "Intermusica" in Birkfeld, Austria, in addition to first prize at the first International Saxophone Competition in Lodz / Poland.

Since 2011 he has released five CD recordings with his major ensembles as a soloist or chamber musician, showing a big variety of musical styles and genres.

  • 2011 : Mobilis Saxophone Quartet
  • 2012 : Frameless Pictures with Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra
  • 2013 : Fantastia with pianist Eugenia Radoslava
  • 2014 : Miserere with Chorus Sine Nomine/Johannes Hiemetsberger
  • 2015 : Distance with accordionist Yueming Xu