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Victor Burghardt
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Order Number: MU 040
Price incl. tax: Euro 15.00

Samples:
Ulrich Herkenhoff, Panflute,
Felix Romankiewicz, Piano :
1 - 2 - 3


Order Number: MU 048
Price incl. tax: Euro 15.00

Samples:
Ulrich Herkenhoff, Panflute,
Felix Romankiewicz, Piano :

1 - 2 - 3

Victor Burghardt was born in Budapest / Hungary on January, 27th, 1937. Following his high-school graduation he studied clarinet at the conservatory in Zurich / Switzerland (diploma in 1963) and from 1965 to 1968 composition and counterpoint at the music academy Basel/Switzerland. Since then he is working as soloist, conductor, arranger and composer in the area of electronic and band music for several European broadcasting corporations. In addition he is teaching at different music schools and colleges. From 1964 to 1984 Victor Burghardt acted as clarinet soloist and lead-saxophonist at the Swiss Radio Orchestra.
His extraordinary abilities as instrumentalist, composer, arranger and band leader are captured on more than 100 records (CDs) and on more than 8.000 radio, TV and concert recordings, some of them are in cooperation with world famous artists such as Henry Mancini, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Kelly, Joe Hendricks, Maynard Ferguson, Eddie Harris, Slide Hampton and Julie Andrews. He was awarded a multitude of prizes and awards for his compositions. Victor Burghardt is Swiss citizen and lives in Zurich/Switzerland.

Prizes/Awards:

- 3rd Prize, International Composers Competition at the "Academie de Musique Monaco", 1980.

- Composers Prize Radio DRS & Swiss Sound Artists Association (Schweizer Tonkünstlerverein), 1982.

- 1st Prize, International Composers Competition at the "Academie de Musique Monaco", 1983.

- Composers Prize "Union Européenne de Radiodiffusion (UER)", 1986.

- Certificate "Outstanding Performance" as Big-Band-Leader at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1995.

- Personal Letter of Recognition from Bill Clinton, President of the US, for the CD "Europort", 1995.

- Interlyra Award (Foundation Hungarian Performance Art), 1998.

- Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (S.I.A.E.), National Authors Prize (together with L. Lagorio ), Italy 1999.

Important CD- and Record Productions:

-"ORGANIC" The B&B Orchestra feat. Sal Nistico and Alain Skidmore (Ex Libris CH)

-"MAIDEN SWITZERLAND" (USA Discovery)

-"THE RIC BOGART ORCHESTRA" (K-TEL REC)

-"SOUNDVARIATIONS" (Ensemble 4+6, Jazzline)

-"COLOURS OF THE SOUL" (Ensemble 4+6, Jazzline)

-"SAXODROM" (Zuger College Saxemble)

-"FOURPLUSSIX" (Ensemble 4+6, Jazzline)

-"EUROPORT" (DIVERTIMENTO, Matagot)

-"LA MAGIA DELL'IMPROVVISO" (Burghardt/Szakcsi, Matagot 1956)




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