“Magic!! With the CRYO4 ligature, the response improves enormously and it seems to develop a relationship with the instrument, because the air is optimally translated. Vibrations are greatly strengthened, and the sound is full of overtones and is wonderfully dark.” ~ Simon Reitmaier
Simon Reitmaier, born in Tyrol, studied at the University of Mozarteum Salzburg with Alois Brandhofer and at the private University Johannesgasse in Vienna with Matthias Schorn. He is a prize-winner of numerous national and international competitions. As a orchestral musician he collaborated with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg. He plays regularly with the Duisburg Philharmonic, Lower Austrian Tonkünstlerorchestra, Chamber Orchestra Regensburg, Amadeus Consort Salzburg, Orchestra 1756, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Tyrolean Chamber Orchestra Innstrumenti, concentus 21. Comprehensive chamber music activity with members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, NDR Hamburg, RSO Vienna, Salzburg soloists, Auner Quartet. In 2009 he received the START scholarship from the Austrian Ministry of Culture.
In June 2013 he celebrated his debut in Carnegie Hall with the Mahler String Quartet. Concerts in Japan, Taiwan, Russia, USA, Europe followed. He is very active in numerous CD, radio and TV productions. In autumn 2014 he released his debut album “In breath of time – music for clarinet solo”.
Austrian composer Ernst Ludwig Leitner composed his clarinet concerto in summer 2014 especially for Simon Reitmaier. The premiere took place in April 2016 with Salzburg Chamber Soloists under the direction of Lavard Skou-Larsen.
In October 2016 Reitmaier performed the premiere of the clarinet concerto “Anelysion” by the contemporary Austrian composer Franz Baur with the Tyrolean chamber orchestra Innstrumenti. In autumn 2017 the new album “clarinet quintets by W.A. Mozart, M. Reger and E.L. Leitner” in collaboration with the Austrian Auner string quartet will be released. Reitmaier plays on Silverstein CRYO4 Ligature and H.Wurlitzer clarinets.