He recorded numerous CDs with various orchestras, 2 CDs additionally with a soldier choir – see the separate list "CD-Productions", please.
With July 1st, 2015, Hannes APFOLTERER was promoted to the rank of Colonel.
Military Music Band Conductor
Colonel Professor Hannes APFOLTERER
Honors and Awards
received up to and including December 31, 2020
Decoration for Arts and Culture of the State Capital Innsbruck, Tyrol, presented by the Mayor of Innsbruck, Mrs. Hilde ZACH.
Decoration “Rimsky-Korsakow-Medal” of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.
Presented by the Head of the Military Orchestra Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Main Army Bandmaster Lieutenant-General Valery Mikhajlowitsch KHALILOV, in Moscow.
Order of merit “Verdienstkreuz” of the Federal State of Tyrol, presented by the Governor of Tyrol, Mr. Günther PLATTER and the Governor of Southtyrol, Mr. Arno KOMPATSCHER, in the Hofburg in Innsbruck.
The title “Professor” for merits as "Musician, Conductor and and Music-Pedagogue", awarded by the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Heinz FISCHER.
Presented by Federal Minister for Education and Woman's Affairs, Mrs. Gabriele HEINISCH-HOSEK, in Vienna.
Decoration “Vasily Agapkin-Medal”, presented by the Commander of the Moscow Kremlin, Lieutenant General Sergej Dmitrijewitsch KHLEBNIKOV and the Musical Director of the Spasskaya Tower 2016 Festival, Lieutenant General Valery Mikhajlowitsch KHALILOV, in Moscow.
The title „Honorary Musician of the Hamburg Marine Orchestra“. Presentation of the certificate in the name of the Reservistenkameradschaft MUSIK and SANITÄT of the Hamburg State Group in the Association of Reservists of the German Bundeswehr e.V. by Oberbootsmann d.R. Alois KERN, First Chairman of the Reservistenkameradschaft MUSIK and SANITÄT, and Oberstabsbootsmann d.R. Nikolaus SCHUDA, Representative for Military Music of the Provincial Board of the Landesgruppe Hamburg, in Hamburg.
Great Honor for Services to the Austrian Black Cross (War Graves Commission), presented by the President of the Austrian Comradeship Association BR a. D. Ludwig BIERINGER at the Military Command Tyrol on the occasion of the New Year’s reception of the Trolean Comradeship Association.
Great Gold Medal for Services to the Austrian Black Cross (War Graves Commission), presented by the President of the Austrian Black Cross (War Graves Commission) ÖkRat Peter RIESER in the Hall of Fame of the Museum of Military History in Vienna on the occasion of 100 years of the Austrian Black Cross.
© Hannes Apfolterer