Franz Hackl

Franz H.

New York, NY
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Franz delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
July 1991

Franz, trumpeter, clinician, composer and brass instrument maker is the founder and artistic director of the internationally renowned Outreach Music Festival and Academy and leads his own group, Franz’s IDO Quartet. His feed-forward approach, building on traditions and looking beyond the fashionable trend leads to his distinctive style.

Franz is constantly evolving as an artist, producer & teacher searching for new ways to collaboratively expanding the musical language.
Franz was born in Tyrol, Austria. Growing up with traditional Austrian brass music as a soloist, he soon became interested in jazz. She is an alumnus of the Conservatory of the City of Vienna and received an M.S. degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Lew Soloff.

As a composer, his stylistic versatility grew to include works for full orchestra, chamber groups, choral works, and multimedia events.
He received commissioned works from many prestigious venues and institutions and his works were premiered at places like the 'Theater an der Wien', UN Headquarters NYC ( Year Of the Mountains Launch Event), Red Bull Hangar 7, European Forum Alpbach, Austrian Cultural Forum NYC & Washington, Lincoln Plaza etc.

As a bandleader he performed at the Jazz Standard, Dizzy's Coca-Cola Club Lincoln Center, Porgy & Bess, Brucknerhaus Linz and many Jazz Festivals (Vienna Jazz Festival, Espoo Jazz Festival etc.) Franz is co-leading a brass trio with the legends Dave Taylor (bass trombone ) and John Clark ( french horn). He also has duos with percussion super star Mino Cinelu and pianist Michael Wolff.

Franz also works quite often with leading classical artists like Dietmar Küblböck ( principal Trombone Vienna Philharmonic) and Gerhard Fluch ( principal trumpet Bruckner Orchester Linz) Franz taught at many workshops ( Jazzmarathon Mattighofen, Jazzworkshop Pulawy/Poland, SUNY Purchase, Friedberg Jazz Cocktail, etc) and is regularly hired for masterclasses ( University of Music and Theater Leipzig, Music University Tunis, Musikschule Wiener Neustadt, brass bands, masterclasses at music exhibitions etc.)

In partnership with his father Franz sen., who is a famous trumpet virtuoso in Austria and started his career in the mid 50's, Franz jun. is also hand crafting innovative horns & accessories (Hybrass, DeeflexxBrass). The family business was established in 1965.

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Founder, Director
Aug 1993 - Present
Outreach Music Academy

international music academy with all star faculty :
faculty members:
Dave Taylor - Bass Trombone, John Clark- French Horn, Craig Harris - Trombone, Christophe Schweizer - Trombone, Bernhard Nolf - Trumpet, Peter Oswald - Trumpet, Gene Pritsker - Composition/Arranging/Songwriting/Producer Sessions, Adam Holzman - Keyboard / Ensemble, Jane Getter - E-Guitar/ Ensemble, Craig Blundell - Drums, Mark Egan - Bass, Lorenz Hargassner - Saxophone

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Master of Music Degree / Jazz
Aug 1990 - May 1993
Manhattan School of Music
Sep 1987 - May 1990
Konservatorium der Stadt Wien / Austria


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

lyrics & director:  Robert Barth
camera & editing: Robert Hehenwarter
music:  Franz Hackl
Theater an der Wien , Vienna/Austria 
soloist with moderntimes_1800 baroque chamber orchestra 
'Freiheit ein Traum - 1809'

Lincoln Plaza New York - duo concert with keyboard great Adam Holzman

B3+ brass trio concert at the Austrian Cultural Forum in NYC
John Clark - french horn 
Dave Taylor - bass trombone

Photo by Franz H.

All the horns I play are custom made at my family business in Austria. Here is one of a kind :} Dizzy goes piccolo trumpet


Brown Butterfly - Solo Franz Hackl - Outreach Music Festival  2012
founder and artistic director: Franz Hackl
Franz Hackl im Brucknerhaus Grosser Saal 
Duo mit Adam Holzman
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6 Reviews

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Paul Jan 23, 2018
Flugelhorn · In studio

Franz is a deeply knowledgeable instructor who truly cares about sharing his expertise. Plus his easy-going demeanor makes him a great mentor, can't recommend him enough!

John Dec 2, 2017
Trumpet · In studio

With Mr. Hackl, you get not only world-class training and experience, but also access to the best equipment and technological skill!

Morty Dec 1, 2017
Trumpet · Online

Franz is a master musician.
As a teacher he is able to take the student from their level of playing and introduce them to new concepts on the instrument, thus raising their musicianship to much higher levels.

I highly recommend studying with Franz.

Jane Dec 1, 2017
Trumpet · In studio

He's a great teacher! Patient, organized, articulate and inspiring. I like how his lessons are put together and the music we are working on.

Jordi Nov 28, 2017
Trumpet · In studio

Great teacher, very good teaching methods, flexible time management and very very nice. Best teacher I've had so far.

Calvin Nov 28, 2017

Franz is a knowledgeable and very informed teacher.
His lessons are valuable.

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