"Panzl had the Suite op 133 selected by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and the 'Caprice en Forme de Valse' by Paul Bonneau. He impressed with the brilliant mastery of his instrument, knew how to make tasty the tonal finesse and beauty of the vibraphone to the audience."
Elisabeth Aumiller | Reichenhaller Tagblatt
"Gently, as the approach of the wind the Marimba sounds under Panzls play at the start, rising to fast rhythms, led by Panzl masterfully to voltage and sound intensity, reveals her unlikely wide dynamics, from barely audible spring swing up to the bell tower-like roar."
Marcus Vitolo | Kulturvision
"Largest enthusiasm elicited again the third set of Castelnuovo-Tedesco's suite as an encore and finished with a musical performance of world-class."
Marcus Vitolo | Kulturvision

David Christopher Panzl       

                                                                                   

The Austrian multi-percussionist David Christopher Panzl was born in Salzburg and began his percussion training at the age of four under Martin Grubinger senior. He performed his first solo concerto at the age of 13 together with the Philharmonic Orchestra Bad Reichenhall. During his school-days he travelled New York several times in order to study original jazz. In New York he came into contact with Gene Jackson, Jamey Haddad, Jim Black, Jeff Hirshfield und Justin DiCioccio. In his home town, he continued his studies with Charly Antoliny and Andreas Steiner, a member of the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg.

Thereafter Panzl moved to Vienna to complete his studies as a concert percussionist at the Conservatory of Vienna Private University under Professor Josef Gumpinger, where he received his bachelor’s degree with top honours in 2010; he further completed his Master of Arts with top honours in 2013 under Anton Mittermayr. Lastly he studied Marimba in Tokyo at the Toho Gakuen School of Music under Keiko Abe.

 

He is currently lecturer for concert percussion at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. 

Varied concert activities developed with orchestras such as the RSO Vienna, the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

 

As a soloist David Christopher Panzl has performed at the Suntory Hall Tokyo, the Seoul Art Center, the Vienna Konzerthaus and at the opening festivities of the Salzburg Festival and many others. He has collaborated with exceptional artists such as Keiko Abe, Nebojsa Zivkovic, Jeff Queen, Tim Collins and HK Gruber. In addition he has performed with the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wind Orchestra Salzburg and the German Chamber-Orchestra Berlin. He has played world premieres of the composers Keiko Abe, Enjott Schneider, Shih, Johannes Motschmann, Jorge Sanches Jiong and J. Peter Koene. 

David C. Panzl judges in international Competitions and leads masterclasses worldwide.

He appears under Paraty Records (Harmonia Mundi) and Edel Records Germany