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Cobario – The New Austrian Sound of Music – Free Concert

Georg Aichberger– guitar Herwig Schaffner– violin, viola, piano Jakob Lackner – guitar

The roots of this instrumental acoustic project lie in Barcelona,  where the two guitarists Mario Chehade (aka Rio Che) and Jakob Lackner (aka El Coba) used to perform as street musicians. In 2006 the violinist Herwig Schaffner (aka Herwigos) joined the duo and the trio Cobario was born. The music of the threesome is stylistically very diverse and unites influences from many different sound traditions. Thus, the songs of Cobario – who have in the meantime performed concerts all over Europe – include a strong orientation towards Spanish folklore, but also have many Irish, Oriental and Slavic influences. Garnished with elements of classical music, the compositions of this trio have a very unique lyrical vibe that invites listeners to lean back and let the music carry them away.

NASOM – The New Austrian Sound of Music
2016/17 they were selected in the New Austrian Sound of Music program in the “World Music” category. NASOM is a program co-sponsored by the Foreign Ministry and which supports the emergence of young Austrian artists’ international careers. Every band or singer is chosen by an expert panel, so it’s safe to say that every one of them is very talented and worth giving a chance to perform.

“The young musicians represent perfectly the wide spectrum of Austrian music. This year’s contribution to jazz and pop/electronic is particularly pleasant”- Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.


Cobario – Live in Ludiwgsburg 2017 – Gulasch! 
Cobario – Vol de Nuit 
Cobario – Cliffs of Dover

Tuesday, 26th June 2018 at 7:00 pm 
Doors open at 5:00 pm (food and drinks available for purchase)  Concert starts at 7pm! 
 (First come, first served). 

Austrian Embassy Ottawa

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