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After finishing his high school studies at Borg Krems grammar school, Martin Ptak studied jazz trombone, jazz piano and concert studies at the Vienna State Conservatory, and composition with Christoph Cech at the Bruckner University in Linz. Influenced by the film music genre since his earliest childhood, he composes and arranges pieces for orchestra, big bands, brass ensembles, film and theatre. He is a co-founder of the Takon Orchester, and of the retro film music orchestra Velvet Elevator. Since 2010, he’s been a regular fixture in the quartet Die Strottern & Blech, also contributing compositions and arrangements.

Besides his own projects, he has played with Elliot Sharp, Bill Holman, Steven Bernstein, Jim Thirlwell, Frank London, Willi Resetarits´ Ostbahn11, Bill Reichenbach´s Trombones LA, Martin Grubinger, Max Nagl, Ernst Molden, Die Strottern, 5/8 in Ehren, Neuschnee, Elektro Guzzi and Vienna Jazz Workshop, amongst others.


His first solo album, “Twilight Street”, was released by Hoanzl in autumn 2012. Since 2013, Martin Ptak has composed music regularly for Christoph Bochdanksy’s puppet theatre shows (to date, “Kasperl – dieser Mann ist eine Fälschung”, “Anmerkungen zur Umgebung”, “Der Weihnachtsfuchs” and “Die Blumengeschichte”).

Martin Ptak received the Recognition Award in the culture category from the state of Lower Austria in 2012.
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