Herbert Scheibenreif
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Herbert Scheibenreif

1959-1971 Primary school and High school in Neunkirchen
1971-1979 Studies of French language, mathematics, philosophy and pedagogics at the University of Vienna
1976 Diploma for teaching French language and mathematics
1979 Doctorate's Degree in romance languages
1979 Accordion studies among others with Lech Puchnowski, Mogens Ellegaard and Friedrich Lips at international seminars in France, Germany, Poland, Finland, Spain.
1994/95 Advanced course at Russian Gnessin's Academy of Music in Moscow (class of Prof Friedrich Lips).
2012 Russian Silver Disc in Moscow
2014 CIA Merit Award in Salzburg
2016 Honor pin in gold of the municipality of Neunkirchen
2018 Golden Needle of the HVÖ in Angerberg
2018 Friend of the ATG, presented in Chicago, IL, USA.
2019 Man of the year by Accordion Stars Illustrated Magazine, New York
Lifetime achievement award of Times Square Press, New York
Inducted in the Accordion World Hall of Fame, New York

Herbert Scheibenreif
Member of the Viennese Accordion Chamber Ensemble
1975-1977 Represented Austria at Coupe Monidiale's in Helsinki, Eindhoven and Washington
1985-1987 Propaganda Officer of the Confédération Internationale des Accordionistes CIA
since 1992 Production and distribution of CDs with Friedrich Lips and Ural-Trio
since 1980 Adjudicator at international competitions in Annecy, Bialystok, Arnheim, Arrasate, Auckland, Bischwiller, Castelfidardo, Copenhagen, St.Etienne, Kansas City, Trossingen, Genf, London, Milwaukee, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, Glasgow, Varazdin, Albufeira, Shanghai, Spoleto, Turku, Harbin, Shenzhen, Osimo, Zürich, Victoria, Moskau, Rostow, Liverpool, Kaunas.
  First performances of pieces by Leopold Brauneiss (Dodekaharmonia for accordion solo) and Wolfgang Nening (Six little pieces for accordion and violin, Andante con variazioni for accordion and violoncello).
2006-2018 Vice President of Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA)
since 2009 1st Vice President of Austrian Accordion Association HVÖ
  Organising concerts for the following performers:
Vladimir Dolgopolov, Aleksandr and Vitaly Dmitriev, Peter Gerter solo, Peter Gerter Trio, Frédéric Guérouet, Concertino, Friedrich Lips, Frank Marocco, Jean-Marc Marroni, Elsbeth Moser, Joachim Pichura, Georg Schulz, Skiff, UMKC Accordion Ensemble (Dirigentin: Joan Cochran Sommers), Hrolfur Vagnsson, Mika Väyrynen, Warsaw Accordion Duo, Warsaw Accordion Quintet, Vladimir Zubitsky, Nata Bene, Duo Balyk, Duo Semjonow, Renzo Ruggieri, Klaus Paier solo, Klaus Paier Trio, Klaus Paier & Asja Valcic, Stas Venglevski solo, Stas Venglevski & John Simkus, Trio PSP, Maria Vlasova, Sergey Osokin, Semion Schmelkow, Piazzolla Studio, Duo Bayan Tonic, Nebl & Nebl, Klezmer Reloaded, Tango Reaction, Beltango Quintett, Duo Amsterdam, Duo [:klak:], Quartett Piller, Duo Arcord.
  Organization of seminars with Friedrich Lips in Vienna, Linz, Graz, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, Neunkirchen, Imst, Viktring
  Translation of two books by Friedrich Lips from Russian into German: "The Art of Bayan Playing", "The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion".
  Correspondent to media such as Acco Kurier, Bulletin of IAS, Harmonica Forum, Harmonica International, Intermusik, Accordion Magazine, VAMÖ News, Accordions Worldwide, Modern Accordion Perspectives, Accordion Life, etc.
Herbert Scheibenreif
Contact details:
  2620 Neunkirchen
Resselgasse 4
  Tel. & Fax: +43 (2635) 69421
Mobile: +43 (664) 5369722
E-Mails: herbert.scheibenreif@harmonikaverband.at

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