Educational Activities
Astudy of music education, musicology and piano at the Musikhochule Karlsruhe

1980 state examination for teaching at the high school level

1981 study of jazz at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA Private lessons in New York with Hal Galper and Joanne

1982 examination for private teaching at the Musikhochule Karlsruhe

1989 scholarship winner of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württembergas of the winter semester 1995/96, member of artistic staff at the Pädagogischen Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd, responsible for the disciplines: piano, ear training/theory, sound media/new media, improvisation/educational musicianship, popular music

1985 -1996 teacher of popular music at the Musikhochschule
Heidelberg/Mannheim for the disciplines: 3rd semester educational piano, jazz theory, improvisation, group musicianship, MIDI and computer private teacher of classic and jazz/rock/pop, and lecturer for jazz piano/keyboards/ensemble/theory/ear training at numerous workshops - see current dates under Learning Music
winter semester

1991/92, invited to the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt in the context of a seminar on "Musical
Practicing in Jazz, Improvisation and Group Musicianship"

1996 guest lecturer on the topic: "Improvisation in Jazz" at the yearly conference of the European String Teachers Association (ESTA), emphasis "homo ludens", Schloß Elmau

Composition and Concertizing

as a soloist, Wolf Mayer Trio, in diverse groupings including big band,concert tours in Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Syrian, Jordanian, Switzerland, former East Germany, Radio and TV productions.

1987, as long standing member of the Rainer Pusch Big Band, concerts with, among others, Peter Herbolzheimer and Art Farmer

1987/89 regular concerts with the prize-winning actress Özay, with concerts in Rome, Berlin, and on the Italian television station, RAI due

1988 invited by the Institute Francais and the Goethe Institut to play concerts in Damascus and Amman with the German/French quartet encircling Louis Sclavis/Joe Krencker/Hiram Mutschler

1988 concert with the Joe Krencker Quartet featuring Birelli Lagrene at the Jazz Festival Mulhouse, broadcast live on Radio dÀlsace

1988/89 Wolf Mayer Trio "Lyrik und Jazz" with Gerhard Zwerenz, Elisabeth Alexander since 1988 with "Lydie Auvray and the Auvrettes", with numerous concert tours in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Radio and TV productions (among others, ZDF Talkshow with Senta Berger, ARD Europaare with George Moustaki, ZDF-Peter Hortons Bistro, ARD-Songs an einem Sommerabend with Reinhard Mey, NDR-Talkshow III nach 9, Kölner Philharmonie, with Senta Berger and Elke Heidenreich), recordings, Jazz Festival in Martinique and in Caen, France, 1990, concert for the SPD reception for Nelson Mandela in Bonn.

1990/92 concerts with Gabriele Hasler "Foolish Heart"

1996 invited by the Neuen Bachgesellschaft e.V. des SWF and the city of Freiburg: concert at the 71st German Bachfest with "Whisper Hot" led by the Jazz Prize winner of Baden-Württemberg, Matthias Stich

1996/97 concerts with the American singer, Annette Lowman
March 23, 2000 improvisations on 2 pianos with Prof. Herbert Wiedemann of the HdK Berlin, at the opening of the exhibition "Fascination Piano - 300 Years of Piano Building" at the Musical Instrument Museum SIMPK, Berlin November 2000, on the occasion of the 175th Anniversary "Teacher's Education" in Schwäbisch Gmünd, pianist for Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" with the Philharmonie Schwäbisch Gmünd conducted by the Director
of Church Music, Hubert Beck

Dialects and Trio

1989 introduction of new compositions with "Wolf Mayer Dialects" in a sextet formation at the Jazz Festival Baden-Württemberg Dialects concerts with Hugo Read, Stephan Schmolck and Patrick Schimanski

Recordings and Producer

1991 CD "Windows" published by Targo records, Heidelberg
Concert broadcast by the Bavarian Radio at the Jazz Festival Nürnberg May 27, 1991 invited by Werner Wunderlich (SWF), concerts in the "Jazz im Palmengarten" series, Frankfurt, HR, "Jazzstudio"

1998 CD "I do believe in spring"; new compositions in the tradition of the piano trio, with Stephan Schmolck (bass) and Dirik Schilgen (drums) published by Lagerhaus records, Mannheim

2001 live recording appears on the CD "roots and wings" with Hugo Read, Dirik Schilgen and Stephan Schmolck


ragtime pianist in the children's play "Timmi" at the Kinder-und Jugendtheater "Schnawwl" in Mannheim

1986 musician and actor in the young people's play "Zicke Zacke" at the "Schnawwl"

1987 commissioned by the Nationaltheater Mannheim to compose for the world premiere of "Fritz a German hero" by Peter-Paul Zahl, about the adolescence of Frederich Schiller, premiered at "Schnawwl" 1988

1987/98 musical direction of "Linie 1", a musical revue at "Schawwl" 1990 composition of incidental music for "Das Krötenaquarium" by Eva Ström, 10 pieces for solo piano

1990 piano music at the Studio Werkhaus of the Nationaltheater Mannheim for Goethe's "Bürgergeneral" - a "Prelude in Heaven" from Thomas Brasch, music by Axel Nitz

1991 commission to compose for "Drachendurst" by Felix Mitterer, premiere February 1992 at the Kinder- und Jugendtheater in Dortmund

Commission to compose a work of several movements for alto saxophone and piano in the perimeters between serious and popular music. "Inner Voices", world premiere October 1992 with Peter Grabinger, piano and Jürgen Demmler, alto saxophone, published on the CD "Cosmopolitan" 1996
on Bayer Records, Bietigheim

1994 commission to compose for "Ikarus" at "Schnawwl", a co-production with the Kinder- und Jugendtheater Minsk, GUS

1999/2000 composition and arrangements for "Anton on Air" and "Junger Mann zum Mitreisen gesucht" at the Theater Anton Le Goff in Frankfurt

2000 producer of the CD "Anton Le Goff- Lieder der Neuen Männlichkeit"

Commission to compose for the 3. Tonkünstlerfest Baden-Württemberg

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