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Matthias Loibner

Born 1969 in Austria Matthias Loibner started to play music with the piano, guitar and trombone.

After partial studies of composition, jazz-composition and conducting in Graz, he dedicated his work to the hurdy-gurdy. Starting on his own, he later followed lessons by Barbara Grimm, Valentin Clastrier, Riccardo Delfino and Gilles Chabenat. He won the 1st price at the "Concours des vielles et cornemuses" in St. Chartier 1994. Matthias Loibner teaches hurdy-gurdy and improvisation since 1994 and is also co-author of a hurdy-gurdy-method together with Riccardo Delfino. His occupation with different musical traditions led him to Austria, France, South-East Europe, Uganda, Mozambique and Australia. 


He played live and recorded with deishovida, Sandy Lopicic Orkestar, Natasa Mirkovic, Tunji Beier, Linsey Pollak, dididumdum, Wild Marmalade, The Big Five, Ross Daly, Riccardo Delfino, Alex Deutsch, DJ Shantel. In baroque music he works and worked with Christophe Coin & Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, Le Concert Spirituel, Les Eclairs de Musique, Les Musiciens de Saint Julien, Riccardo Delfino and others. He wrote and participated in film and theatre music with Ernst M. Binder, Hubert v. Goisern, Manuela Soeiro, Henning Mankell and Dimiter Gotscheff.