Hannes APFOLTERER

Dirigent . Musik-Arrangeur . Komponist - Conductor . Music-Arranger . Composer

Military Music Band Conductor

Hannes APFOLTERER was resp. is Head and Commander of the Military Music Bands of the

 

Military Command SALZBURG, Salzburg

Military Command TYROL, Innsbruck

Head of the Ensemble Nr. 6, Innsbruck

Military Command VOARLBERG, Bregenz

 

Hannes APFOLTERER’s particular pleasure is that he has been the Military Music Band Conductor of the two Federal States of Austria (SALZBURG and VORARLBERG), in whose capitals the world famous Festivals (SALZBURG and BREGENZ) are located. Since 2001 he is the Military Music Band Conductor of the Military Music Band TYROL in  the triple Olympic City of INNBRUCK in the Federal State of Tyrol.

 

The Military Music Band TYROL is the largest musical training centre of TYROL, particularly focusing on emphases relating to practical experience. Due to its high level, the Military Music Band TYROL is also holding function as training orchestra for the basic- and advanced training of Military Music Band Conductors in Austria.

 

To meet the admission criteria for the entrance examination in the course „Wind Band Conducting“ at the Tyrolean State Conservatory, exclusively this institution is given the opportunity, if necessary, to contact the Military Music Band Conductor regarding the provision of the Military Music Band TYROL.

Hannes APFOLTERER is a member of the examination board of the Austrian Ministry of Defence in the field of study “Practical experience and basic knowledge for music officers”.

 

Part of his tasks is also teaching and giving training to Military Bandmaster-Candidates in their last stage of studies, the so-called “Training on the job”.

 

Hannes APFOLTERER’s special concern is the training of young and talented musicians, which he regards as a very important cultural contribution. His motto, according to which he acts: “Support    and Encouragement as much as possible instead of Only Demands”. Best proof of his work are the performances of young and excellent vocal and instrumental soloists in his concerts. The large number of people who apply every year for admission to the entrance examination at the Military Music Band TYROL speak for the high appreciation of the excellent education and training.

 

The Military Music Band TYROL performes in about 150 military music events per year in different musical formations. A characteristic for the State of TYROL are the today so-called “Bezirkskonzerte” (District concerts), in former times called “Recruitment Concerts”, which are highly appreciated from the civil audience too. Having close relation to the State of TYROL and its tradition, the Military Music Band TYROL essentially contributes a lot to Austria’s image on music inside the country and abroad through a variety of high-level concerts in famous and historic concert halls but also through so-called “Music in Motion”-Performances, open-air concerts and performances at International Military Tattoos.

 

Impressing shows with demanding programs are their specials. Hannes APFOLTERER attaches great importance to the optical appearance of his military musicians, which is underlining the extraordinary musical performances. The Military Music Band TYROL can refer to a long series of international appearances, which is listed separately.

 

As the Austrian Representative, Hannes APFOLTERER took part in the International Conferences of Military Band Inspectors, 2010 in Riga, 2011 (In addition to Colonel Bernhard HEHER) in Vienna, 2012 in Budapest and 2013 in Prague. In the following 2 years and in 2017, Austria was not repre-sented officially at these Conferences.

1995 - 2000

2001 - 28.10.2015, since 01.07.2016 again

28.10.2015 - 30.06.2016

additionally August 2008 - March 2010

In 2016, Colonel Hannes APFOLTERER was present at the ceremonial handing over of the Management of the „Military Music Service of the Bundeswehr and the Center Military Music Bundeswehr“ of Colonel Dr. Michael SCHRAMM to Colonel Christoph LIEDER in the Military Base Luftwaffenkaserne in Cologne/Germany. In 2018, he was at the International Conference of Military Band Inspectors in Stockholm as the Austrian Representative.

 

On April 11th, 2015, the last EDELWEISS-GALA-CONCERT of the Military Music Band TYROL took place in the concert hall „Tyrol“ in the Congress Innsbruck. (Report of Professor Dr. Friedrich WEYERMÜLLER see attached). download here

 

With July 1st, 2015, Hannes APFOLTERER was promoted to the rank of Colonel.

 

 

On October 28th, 2015,

 the Military Commander of TYROL, Major-General Mag. Herbert BAUER,

 

has officially disbanded the Military Music Band TYROL

with 47 Military Musicians including the Military Music Band Conductor

 

and immediately put into service the new formation

 

“Ensemble Nr. 6 of the Austrian Military Music“

 

with 20 Military Musicians including the Military Music Band Conductor.

 

 

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On July 1st, 2016,

 

 the Military Commander of TYROL, Major-General Mag. Herbert BAUER,

 

has officially disbanded the „Ensemble Nr. 6 of the Austrian Military Music“

with 20 Military Musicians including the Military Music Band Conductor

 

and immediately ordered the return to the formation

 

Military Music Band TYROL

 

with 46 military musicians including the Military Music Band Conductor

on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense.

 

 

On April 29, 2017, the Military Music Band TYROL played again the long-established, annual EDELWEISS-GALA-CONCERT in the Congress Innsbruck.

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