Languages: German, English
Andreas Schablas studied at the local Johannes Brahms School of Music in his hometown Mürzzuschlag and at the Music Universities in Graz with Kurt Daghofer and Vienna with Peter Schmidl and principally with Johann Hindler; additional studies with Alfred Prinz and Gerald Pachinger. For several years he was principal clarinet player in the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and played as a guest in various Austrian and German leading orchestras. He has been a member of the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra since 1999, since 2008 of the Bavarian State Orchestra Munich, in 2010 he became solo clarinet player.
As a soloist, beside the classical and romantic repertoire, he is very interested in the leading works of the 20th century, he played the first austrian performance of the clarinet concert of Jean Francaix, at the “großes Festspielhaus” in Salzburg he played the concert of Carl Nielsen and in the Concertgebouw Amsterdem “fremdes Licht” of Wolfgang Rihm. Andreas Schablas has a special relationship with the Austrian composer Friedrich Cerha and played the first performances of the “8 Bagatellen” for clarinet and Piano, which are dedicated to him personally, the clarinet concert and the “Phantasie” for clarinet and piano. He promotes contemporary compositions as a member of the OENM (Austrian Ensemble for New Music) and with his comprehensive repertoire for clarinet and bass clarinet solo.
Chamber music is a main part in his musical live, a long-standing association with the Altenberg Trio Vienna (Schuster, Ganz, Hornstein) was most inspiring, with the Arcus Ensemble Vienna and various musicians he has performed in the most important places, like the Vienna Musikverein, Konzerthaus and the Wigmore Hall in London.
In August 2016 he will teach at the International Summer Academy of the University Mozarteum Salzburg, in October 2017 he will start to teach as professor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.