Tag Archives: Vienna

Franz Stefan Pelzl

Franz Stefan Pelzl is SaxDoc, ComposerDoc, and more

Born 1955 into a musical family. Piano lessons at the age of ten, change to transverse flute at the age of fifteen, including classical education. Since the age of nineteen, mainly self-educated saxophone studies besides participations at numerous workshops. Orientation towards Jazz. Since then, activities in various Jazz ensembles, partly under his own name (e.g. „Stefan Pelzl´s JUJU“) as instrumentalist, composer and arranger. Continue reading Franz Stefan Pelzl

Sathya Bernhard bin Saîf

Sathya Bernhard bin Saîf is SingingDoc and much more

Sathya Bernhard bin Saîf began to play violin at age 2 ½ with her father Prof. Majid ben Saîf, violinist and conductor.
At age 5 she started her violin career with Mozart’s violin concerto on wrd November 1970. From then on she performed in all major concert halls in the world and won several international competitions. She was taught by Isaac Stern and Yehudi Menuhin.
A long illness discouraged her later that year that her grand-mother -Letabel bin Saîf who was opera singer and pianist- gave her a read record player and a record of Maria Callas. This voice motivated Sathya so much that she promised: “Whenever I get well again I sure become opera singer!”. She kept this promise with great pleasure. Continue reading Sathya Bernhard bin Saîf

Simon Xie Hong

Simon Xie Hong is CookDoc and CookBookDoc

Simon Xie Hong very successfully runs 4 restaurants in Vienna/Austria. He has worked as a medical doctor in China before.

Does a Viennese pub have to look like one? And anyway, does everything have to be the way it is expected to be? Questions that I, Simon Xie Hong, ask myself every day. My idea is a modern Chinese cuisine combined with the nonchalant atmosphere of a Viennese pub. ON is an up-to-date Chinese restaurant with the look and feel of a cosy pub. Continue reading Simon Xie Hong

Michelle Haintz

Michelle Haintz is MultiTalentDoc


Apart from medicine Michelle has studied Philosophy, Psychology and Theater sciences. At the Vienna Art School she studied painting, sculpturing and ceramics (2nd prize for ceramics at the 10-year-jubilee-festival of the school) Further she went to the actors school of Prof. Krauss studying acting and direction.
Last not least she did medicine at Vienna University  with doctorate degree in 1984. Continue reading Michelle Haintz

Heinz Bixa

Heinz Bixa is OboeDoc and SingingDoc


  • 1965 – 1972       Wiener Jeunesse-Chor (Tenor)
  • 1972 – heute     Wiener Motettenchor (Tenor)
  • 1976 – 1982       Oboe-Ausbildung am Konservatorium der Stadt Wien (Prof. Alfred Hertel)
  • 1979 – 1984       2. Oboe im Hernalser Kammerorchester
  • 1986 – heute     Internationale Reigentänze
  • 2015 – heute     Wiener Singakademie (Tenor)

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Ferdinand de Jean

Ferdinand de Jean was FluteDoc

Mozarts inspiration to compose for flute came around 1777 from Dutch surgeon Ferdinand De Jean, an amateur flute player. He commissioned Mozart to compose some concertos and quartets for the flute and agreed the princely sum of 200 florins. Neither side came out of the arrangement with any credit. Mozart, distracted by other compositions, procrastinated and did not completely fulfil the terms of the commission. Consequently De Jean gave Mozart only 96 florins instead of the full fee.  Continue reading Ferdinand de Jean

Franz Anton Mesmer

Franz Anton Mesmer was GlassharpDoc and AstronomyDoc


Franz Friedrich Anton Mesmer (/ˈmɛzmər/;[1] German: [ˈmɛsmɐ]; May 23, 1734 – March 5, 1815) was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called animal magnetism, sometimes later referred to as mesmerism. The theory attracted a wide following between about 1780 and 1850, and continued to have some influence until the end of the century.[2] In 1843 the Scottish physician James Braid proposed the term hypnosis for a technique derived from animal magnetism; today this is the usual meaning of mesmerism. Continue reading Franz Anton Mesmer