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University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar
Department of String Instruments and Harp
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Oliver Potratz
Head of the Research Project "Safar"
Subject/Instrument: Transcultural Music Studies
Hochschulzentrum am Horn
Room: 309
03643 | 555 229
oliver.potratz(at)hfm-weimar.de
http://www.oliver-potratz.de
Oliver Potratz was born in 1973 in Hamburg/ Germany. He began his career as a
violinist and electric bass player. At the age of 20 he started playing double bass, and just one year after he
was succesful at the audition for the famous Berlin Conservatory. There he studied classical double bass
playing with Michael Barry Wolf and graduated with the highest grade. During his classical studies he also
started studying Jazz at the Berlin conservatory with Dave Friedman, Jerry Granelli and Siggi Busch. He
completed his formation with a summa cum laude masters degree in composition with John Hollenbeck and
bass with Greg Cohen.
Since then he played as a sideman and bandleader in over 50 countries on various international jazzfestivals
all over the globe, had classical soloconcerts with rennomated german orchestras, is playing contemporary
classical music, composed works for central asien orchestras in Usbekistan and Afghanistan and was
recently invited to the Buenos Aires tango festival.
So far, he made over 40 records and was working with Rolando Villazon, Thomas Stanko, Kudsi Erguner,
classical music, composed works for central asien orchestras in Usbekistan and Afghanistan and was
recently invited to the Buenos Aires tango festival.
So far, he made over 40 records and was working with Rolando Villazon, Thomas Stanko, Kudsi Erguner,
Gitte Haenning, Wencke Myhre, Rolf Kühn, David Friedman, Kalle Kalima, Frank Gratkowski, John
Schröder, Jiggs Wigham and other great musicians of the german jazzscene. In 2008 he won the german
jazz award with the band "Klima Kalima" in 2009 he won the second prize there with the Carsten Daerr Trio.
In 2015 he won a personal artistic scolarship from the city of Berlin.
Since 2016 he is directing the German-Afghan "Safar" Project at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT
Weimar.
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