BIOGRAPHY
„I love your music, Harald - transports me to wonderful places“  MARIA LINNEMANN

 

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Harald is an accomplished musician and guitarist known for his versatility as a performer, composer, arranger, author, recording artist, recording  studio engineer, workshop leader and educator.

He is fluent in celtic, lyrical jazz, world, classical and improvised music.

 

Born in 1963 in Wels, Austria, Harald has loved and studied music all of his life.  His education includes earning a degree from Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria. His teachers include internationally known musicians like Peter O´Mara and he has participated in workshops with Ralph Towner, Afrain Toro, Tuck Andress, Billy Heart, Ron McClure, Steve Coleman... 

 

He has PERFORMED and RECORDED with international artists from Europe, India, and the United States who include John Doan, David Darling (ECM), Wolfgang Puschnig, Karl Heinz Miklin, Adelhard Roidinger, Heinrich von Kalnein, Pawan Kumar, Arlene Faith, Terry Oldfield (Brother from Mike Oldfield) among others.  

 

What people think and write about Harald´s music

 

"Your music is WONDERful! Ethereal, celestial, and so richly layered and inviting."  

AMY WHITE, USA

"Listen to Harald Peterstorfer's music and be transported through time and space.

You'll wake up by a mountain stream, a soft light filtered through the forest, 

surrounded by mythological creatures, the echos of gentle music carressing your senses" 

JAMES KLINE, France

 

"Such a soothing sound. Harald Peterstorfer is to the guitar what George Winston is to the piano" 

DIANA HARTMAN, Germany

 

„I love your music, Harald - transports me to wonderful places“ 

MARIA LINNEMANN, Germany

 

„Harald Peterstorfer's last album „Inspirations“ is a wonderful travel in peaceful landscapes. 

Inner drawings and etherial lights. Acoustic guitar and heart full music. Let's have a dream..." 

PHILIPPE FOUQUET, France

 

"INSPIRATIONS (Harald´s 1st solo cd) is track after track of gorgeously embellished

and heartfelt guitar work...each riff of Peterstorfer´s acoustic guitar is like a line in a poem;

taken collectively, they redefine language and its power..." 

ROBERT SUTTON, USA Jazz Corner

 

"Harald is a musical poet, painting pictures with sound through his sensitve performances

and imaginative compositions. His music is both strong and fragile at once, filled with vibrant melodic phrases, harmonic rhythms, as well as moments of profound quietness."  

JOHN DOAN, USA

 

„...und allmählich ergreift einen eine wunderbare Ruhe, eine behagliche Beschaulichkeit, 

ein fantasievolles Träumen, Zeit scheint keine Rolle mehr zu spielen - 

nur das Hören und Fühlen der Musik“

AKUSTIK GITARRE Germany

 

„Peterstorfer weiß zu erzählen, wie es eben ein guter Märchenerzaehler vermag,

und nimmt sich dabei alle Zeit der Welt. Ein ausgereiftes Werk, das nicht durch spieltechnische Mätzchen glänzt, sondern sich ganz  auf musikalische Substanz stützt – 

es schimmert und funkelt und leuchtet in diesem Märchenwald...“

FOLKER Germany

Noteworthy are his PERFORMANCES and RECORDINGS with OutOfBlue (renown as

"One of the most original European bands on the jazz scene" - Jazz Festival of Cheltenham, England), "Secrets of the European Harp Guitar" (with ten of the best harp guitar players from Europe), Ensemble Rija, lyric and guitar with Felidée, "Vision Quest" with USA Wammy Winner Bearheart Kokopelli, Duo with Monika Stadler, SoloGuitarProjects...

...please scroll down for REVIEWS & DISCOGRAPHY

 

DISCOGRAPHY

 

Own Projects:

 

 

OUT OF BLUE „On the right places“ 1994 (ATS Records)

OUT OF BLUE „Great story of a home“ 1997 (PAO Records)

 

HOLOPAINEN/PETERSTORFER „Songs for a mirror“ 1999 (ATS Records)

 

OUT OF BLUE „Returns to the light“ 2002 (UNIVERSAL Records)

 

HOLOPAINEN/PETERSTORFER „Open Skies“ 2003 (ATS Records)

RIJA „Sarastus“ 2009 (Silenzio Records)

 

HARALD PETERSTORFER SoloCD „Inspirations“ 2010 (ATS Records)

 

HARALD PETERSTORFER SoloCD „Königskinder“ 2012 (ATS Records)

RIJA „Silent Heart“ 2013 (Silenzio Records)

 

HARALD PETERSTORFER SoloCD „Laterna Magica“ 2015 (ATS Records)

HARALD PETERSTORFER SoloCD „Königskinder“  & MusicBook 2016 (Acoustic Music)

ANGERER/PETERSTORFER „Songbook“ 2016 (Session Work Records)

 

HARALD PETERSTORFER SoloCD „Secret Garden“ 2019 (CD Baby)

SECRETS OF THE HARP GUITAR IN EUROPE 2019 - Sampler (Self-Publishing)

STADLER/PETERSTORFER "Diary from Within" 2021 (Galileomusic)

 

 

 

As a Sideman (Selection):

 

 

MACUS DONEUS „Spirit of the Strings“ 2004

LULLABIES AND LEGENDS FROM BROCÈLIANDE - Sampler, Prikosnovenie France 2010

MONIKA STADLER „Away for a while“ 2012

 

BERCEUSE DES FEÈS ET PETITES SORCIÈRES - Sampler, Prikosnovenie France 2012

FELIDÈE FORESTIER „Elementekind“ 2015

MONIKA STADLER „Song of the Welsh Hills“ 2017

BEARHEART KOKOPELLI „Vision Quest“ 2019 (CD Baby)