Born in Salzburg, Anna Lang grew up in a family of artists in Upper Austria on Lake Traunsee. At the age of 15 she began her musical studies and is a graduate of the University Mozarteum in Salzburg (Piano Pedagogy), the Music University of Vienna (Master of Arts in Cello) and the Anton Bruckner Private University (Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Jazz and Improvisation). Among her instructors were Prof. Tobias Kühne (Cello) and Andy Schreiber (Improvisation).
Anna Lang is a free-lance musician, performing with the cello and piano, composer and is a instrumental educator in Vienna and Upper Austria.
Her compositions have been frequently presented at international festivals and concerts by the Duo Sinfonia De Carnaval ( Anna Lang / Alois Eberl ), by the WoodAirQuartet (Anna Lang/Alois Eberl/Walter Singer/Robert Kainar) as well as by the Chamberjazzquartet Pianofortebrass (Anna Lang/Mario Rom/Alois Eberl/Walter Singer).
Anna Lang's compositions may be heard on “The Dancing Gams” and "Mondgeister" with Pianofortebrass, on "La Folía - Lärmende Lustbarkeit" with the WoodAirQuartet and on "Figuras de baíle" with Sinfonia De Cranaval. Furthermore, the Pianofortebrass Chamberjazzquartet and the WoodAirQuartet has been selected as an ensemble of the Jeunesse Österreich. She has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, radio productions on Ö1/”On Stage” or WDR, engagements as a composer and musical interpreter in productions at the new Linz Music Theatre. Additionally, Anna Lang has performed in concert evenings at internationally renowned stages such as the Young Artists Forum Bonn, Concert Hall Vienna, Porgy and Bess, Sargfabrik Vienna, Brucknerhaus Linz, Schloß Kremsegg, Jazz im Hof St. Pölten and the Salzburg Music Festival. Her artistic activities also include collaboration with authors and actors/actresses such as Peter Matic, Verena Koch and Christoph Ransmayr. With the Duo Sinfonia De Carnaval she were nominated for the BAWAG P.S.K. Next Generation Award 2015 and is chosen as one of the five best bands in the Jazz Category for the “New Austrian Sound of Music Programm 2018/19” by the Austrian Federal Ministry. Sinfonia De Carnaval are guests in Switzerland, England, Iran, Kasachstan, Croatia, France, Israel, Palestine, Istanbul, Slowenia and Germany.
The trombone- and accordionist Alois Eberl was born in Kitzbühel in 1986, where he grew up surrounded by folk music. At the age of 14, he continued his previous classical training in trombone and accordion at the Tyrolean Music Conservatory and there discovered his passion for jazz and improvised music. In 2009 Alois completed his Bachelor studies in Jazz Tombone with unanimous distinction and likewise finished his studies on the accordion under the tutelage of Alfred Melichar with outstanding success. He majored in classical Tombone performance under Dany Bonvin at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg in 2012. Other teachers include Christian Radovan, Dave Taylor (workshop), Dejan Pecenko, Christoph Cech, Doug Hammond, Harry Sokal and Peter Herbert.
Alois has won multiple prizes at the Prima la musica (regional and national music competition) as well as performing nationally and internationally with diverse ensembles such as the Brassband Viera Blech, the Tyrolean Jazz Orchestra (Treibhaus Tyrol), Mühlbacher, Nouvelle Cousine (Porgy and Bess, Inntöne Festival), Janus Ensemble, Brassconnection Tirol and the Nonanett (Brucknerhaus) under the direction of Christoph Cech. He was selected to perform as a musician for the 2013 production of Jedermann at the Salzburg Music Festival and at the new Music Theatre in Linz. Alois was a co-founder of the Band Peter, Lois & Luke (CD Debut “What really happens in a molehill” /Jazzitedition Salzburg) as well as the chamber jazz quartet, Pianofortebrass, (CD Debut: “The Dancing Gams”/ Lotus records), Credits: James Morrison, Florian Bramböck, Franz Hackl, Peter Herbert, Christoph Cech, Harry Sokal, Paula Gulda (“A Tribute/Friedrich Gulda”), Bull Horns/Lorenz Raab/ Jazzfestival Saalfelden.