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Bernhard Krabina

Bernhard Krabina

Bernhard Krabina was born in Vienna, Austria on January 25. Christmas at 15 brought him his first guitar, a gift from his father, prompting him to cut his first musical teeth jamming with classmates and consequently teaching himself to play. He found congenial musical companionship in his school friend, Martin Mossek, with whom he recorded his first tracks using makeshift equipment in long songwriting session nights at home. Soon after, Bernhard found an inspired guitar coach, Heimo Trixner, with whom he trained for several years.

1992 ushered in the brief life of Bernhard’s first band, “Hackneyed” to be renamed “Lost Art” just a year later. Bernhard was to perform frequently with Lost Art all throughout the next five years. Performances included concerts on the stages of Rockhaus, Donauinsel (Vienna’s recreational Danube Island hosting Europe’s largest annual open-air festival), WUK, Aera, Zu-Ga-Be, Andino, Bisamberg, Eisenstadt, and Bregenz.

When Lost Art broke up, Bernhard set out on a quest for new musical partners and started the rock group “ZapALot” in which he played for several years, until it, too, ceased to exist. He co-created and has been a leading member and producer ever since.

Bernhard Krabina, obtained a spattering of piano education at Vienna’s Yamaha School of Music and became involved in drums for a while as a consequence of the rehearsal studio drum kit’s irresistible lure. Nevertheless, Bernhard’s heart continues to sing mainly for his guitar strings.

The guitarist has attended seminars at the Berklee Summer School in Los Angeles with instructors Joe Stump and Bruce Bartlett, the Austrian town of Zeillern and the Encore Program at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, L.A., where he worked with instructors such as Art Renshaw, Bill Lafleur, and Guy Marshall. Moreover, Bernhard is a graduate of the Vienna Music Institute diploma program, for which he was awarded a scholarship. His instructors there were Ernst Ritsch, Erich Gramshammer, Peter Rom & Fred Eisler. During his education he had the opportunity to attend clinics with cats like Conrad Schrenk, Gerald Gradwohl, Scott Henderson, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather.

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