Barbara Strack-Hanisch


Univ.-Professorin MMMag Dr. Barbara Strack-Hanisch

Born in Vienna 1979 Barbara Strack-Hanisch started to play the flute at the age of 9 followed by the classical saxophone and the clarinet. Her studies of the flute and the saxophone at the same time at the University for Music and performing arts Vienna (Prof. Oto Vrhovnik) and at the Private Conservatory or Music Vienna started in 1994.  She passed all her exams with distinction and got her degrees in music education for Saxophone and flute as well as a concert soloist and a pedagogue with both instruments.  2007 she did her PHd in musical history at the University for music and performing arts Vienna. 

Her teaching carrier started in 1999 at various musical schools and master courses. Since 2005 she works as assistant professor together with Prof. Oto Vrhovnik at the University for Music and performing arts Vienna. In addition to her teaching carrier she plays on a regular base as substitute with all the famous Austrian Orchestras e.g. the Viennese Philharmonic Orchestra, the Viennese Symphonic Orchestra, the orchestra of the Viennese Opera House as well as a fix member of various chamber music ensembles. Barbara Strack-Hanisch is a member of jury at music competitions throughout all Austria and has won many important prices herself.

2012 she qualified as a extraordinary professor for Classical Saxophone, teaching her own saxophone class at the University of music and performing arts Vienna and since 2015 manages the Leonard Bernstein Institute 6 at the same university. 2018 she qualified as a ordinary professor for Classical Saxophone at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

She already published several music books for Saxophone and is writing at time a new music school book ordered by the Universal Edition.