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Acoustic attacks of a special kind

Hubert von Goisern im SalzkammergutThis summer the Salzkammergut region will be filled with music when Hubert von Goisern and various lineups serve up acoustic attacks of a special kind in each of the Capital of Culture municipalities. The musicians will appear at short notice to play in selected places in the region. So, just prick up your ears and follow the sound! Details of the events will be given close to the time on Freies Radio Salzkammergut - as well as here and on Hubert's social media. After a handful of the street appearances, there will be Summer Evening Concerts. Perfect for those who missed the street music - or simply want to hear more. Tickets for the first of these dates, starting 16 June, are on sale now!

Blech, Balg & Holz: Hubert von Goisern and the Lungau Big Band

Live album and winter dates

Blech, Balg & Holz - Hubert von Goisern und die Lungau Big BandMusic from the heart of Austria is what the Lungau Big Band plays. And they've been doing this for 40 years now: in 2023 the ensemble celebrated their milestone anniversary. It's not often the case that a jazz ensemble remains active for such a long time. All the more reason for Hubert von Goisern to let himself in for the big band adventure for a few select dates. With his own songs, arranged for brass, bellows and wood. A colourful programme full of jazz and brass, with lots to hear from many of the points on Hubert von Goisern's musical journey. A foray that stretches over a good 30 years - from the Alpinkatzen era to today. All arranged for a highly motivated 17-member ensemble.

On 5 July 2024 comes the new live album Blech, Balg und Holz, a recording from the Wiener Konzerthaus - a truly enjoyable listen. And this autumn the big band collaboration will be continued. Tickets for the new tour are available right now!

Hubert von Goisern und die Lungau Big Band - Blech, Balg ung Holz
Live Album - Out 05.07.24 | Dates and tickets

Hubert von Goisern Culture Award 2024

Since 2018 the Hubert von Goisern Culture Award has offered support to creatives in the Austrian music world, allowing them to follow their own paths. In 2024 Hubert von Goisern and his jury once again received numerous applications for careful consideration. The difficult decision has now been made and three worthy winners have been chosen from a plethora of inspiring artists. We now congratulate: Anna Buchegger, Paul Plut and Ulrich Schleicher. The €15,000 award fund will be split equally among the winners. The award ceremony will take place on 25 May 2024 in Bad Ischl.

Hubert von Goisern receives Amadeus Award for Lifetime Achievement

Alexander van der Bellen and Hubert von Goisern

Hubert von Goisern has been honoured with the Amadeus Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards 2024. This year's award honours the artist's multifaceted work as well as his engagement with and effect on the music world - and far beyond. "The variety in his work, the diverse influences from other cultures and the messages he conveys through his music make Hubert von Goisern a unique artist, who has had a lasting impact on the Austrian music industry," explained Dietmar Lienbacher, President of the Association of the Austrian Music Industry, on the awarding of the Lifetime Achievement Amadeus.

The laudation at the presenting of the award at the Volkstheater in Vienna was given by President Alexander van der Bellen.

Hubert von Goisern Culture Award 2024

Hubert von Goisern Culture AwardThe Hubert von Goisern Culture Award for the advancement of talent and perseverance will be awarded in 2024 for outstanding commitment and achievement in music. Together with his jury Hubert von Goisern is once again on the search for gems in the Austrian musical landscape - people whose contributions deserve a wider audience. The award, which is endowed with €15,000 per year, is intended to help promote the recipients' work so that they may continue to enrich the lives of those around them - whether with their own creativity, or through their passionate support of artists. Applications for the Hubert von Goisern Culture Award 2024 can be submitted from 1 October 2023. Deadline for submissions is 31 March 2024.

Hubert von Goisern on tour 2023: Neue Zeiten Alte Zeichen

How the time flies … the Zeiten & Zeichen Tour is now history and we are looking forward. Hubert von Goisern will be giving concerts in 2023 too – with exciting outlooks as well as looking back over the previous decades of his creativity. For the old signs have lost none of their validity. Nobody knows what the future will bring. But this much is certain: it'll be loud, energetic and intense. Prick up your ears and let's go – preferably dancing!

Hubert von Goisern: DERWEIL 2

Hubert von Goisern - Derweil 2

Double album: The best of 2007-2023 - out on 19 May 2023!

Hubert von Goisern has never done what was expected of him, and was consequently consistently successful from his beginnings as alpine rocker with Hiatamadl, to his expeditions to Tibet and Africa, the Linz Europe Tour on a converted cargo ship and the ground-breaking success of Brenna tuats guat. The Austrian's artistic range is being showcased once more - a good 15 years after the previous "best of" CD - on Derweil 2. The double album contains studio and live recordings from recent years and is a diverse, exciting mix. It was about time!

Hubert von Goisern - Derweil 2
Out on 19.05.23 | Tracklist |

Hubert von Goisern: ZEITEN & ZEICHEN LIVE

Hubert von Goisern - Zeiten & Zeichen LiveLive double album out on 12 May 2023!

Hubert von Goisern has stood on the stages of Europe for more than three decades - and has reinvented himself time and again. His most recent tour Zeiten & Zeichen had to be postponed several times due to the pandemic and his return to the stage in 2022 was celebrated by his audience all the more passionately.

The last concert of this tour was a home game for the Austrian with the finale of the Zeiten & Zeichen tour being played at the Festspielhaus in Salzburg. The unique atmosphere of this concert was captured on film - and the soundtrack is now being released. This live album is a rousing prelude to the upcoming tour.

Hubert von Goisern - Zeiten & Zeichen Live
Out on 12.05.23 | Tracklist & more |

Hubert von Goisern Kulturpreis 2023

A total of 124 creative minds applied for the Hubert von Goisern Culture Award 2023 and it was with great interest that Hubert von Goisern and his jury read about, watched and listened to their inspiring projects. Now the difficult decision has been made and this year's winners from the world of music have been selected: congratulations to Kimyan Law, Zelda Weber, and Von Seiten der Gemeinde! The €15,000 award fund will be shared equally among the three winners. The award ceremony took place on 23 May 2023 at the Posthof in Linz.

Steilklänge with Hubert von Goisern

Music and thoughts for those with a head for heights

Hubert von Goisern joins Freies Radio Salzkammergut, with a new music programme hosted and produced by the musician himself. The first episode of Steilklänge – Radio für Schwindelfreie airs on 14 August 2021. Hubert Achleitner, alias Hubert von Goisern, will be taking his listeners with him on both musical adventures, and poetic and philosophical journeys through time. Steilklänge will be broadcast every second and fourth Tuesday in the month and each show will be broadcast on local radio, as well as available via live stream and podcast for listeners worldwide.

Steilklänge - on Freies Radio Salzkammergut from 14 September 2021 at 20:00
Find out more about Steilklänge and listen to the trailer

Hubert Achleitner on book tour with "Flüchtig"

Hubert Achleitner - Flüchtig

Author Hubert Achleitner alias Hubert von Goisern is taking his debut novel Flüchtig on book tour. Through the summer, readings will be taking place in Austria and Germany under the applicable COVID-19 restrictions.

The bestselling hardcover novel spent 10 weeks at the top of the Austrian bestseller list and is a wise and very musical exploration of love and longing, fate and fleeting bliss, which will also be published in paperback by Goldmann Verlag on 20 September 2021.

"The encounters with these people were as fleeting as the plucked notes of the bouzouki.
Nonetheless, each of them left a melody in my heart that still resonates."

Flüchtig by Hubert Achleitner
More information: Flüchtig - novel and book tour | Buy now from your local bookshop or Amazon | Goldmann

Hubert von Goisern: Zeiten & Zeichen

The new studio album from Hubert von Goisern - out 28th August 2020!

Hubert von Goisern - Zeiten & Zeichen

11.09.20 - Zeiten & Zeichen enters the Austrian charts at number 2!

Hubert has been in the studio with his band, in the forest, in improvised concert halls, he has invited virtuoso guest musicians to join him - and he has, we believe, created a masterpiece: Zeiten & Zeichen is of such overwhelming diversity, so dynamic, joyful, critical, considered and punchy, that it is the best, most mature, most spectacular Hubert von Goisern there has been.

This album brings together all of his ideas, the many influences that he has been able to collect over the decades as an active musician, as a traveller and as a person curious about the world. Hubert von Goisern and his musical creations have never been possible to pigeonhole, he has surprised and challenged his audience. The new album is a modern distillate of this musical journey.

Hubert von Goisern: Zeiten & Zeichen | Out 28th August 2020 | Tracklist, videos and more |

Hubert von Goisern - Dunkelrot

Video: "Dunkelrot" - Out 17th November 2020

Dark red - Dark red and dark blue - cool, distant starlight on the one hand and glowing, warming closeness on the other. Hubert von Goisern has devoted a song to each of these sides on his album Zeiten & Zeichen, and it is the warm, sensitive side he sets to music in Dunkelrot. A gentle, melancholy melody with lyrics rich with imagery evoking a feeling of security. A song for the winter. An exquisite song about love.

Hubert von Goisern - Meiner Seel

Video: "Meiner Seel'" - out 23rd October 2020

What is true? What is false? What is askew - and will it ever be put straight? In Meiner Seel' Hubert von Goisern sings about the blurring of the line between fact and opinion, and how black and white are sometimes just colours. That we should trust. A melancholy song, but full of warmth, soulfully accompanied by a string quartet. A song that leaves you with a sense of hope.

Hubert von Goisern - Eiweiß

Video: "Eiweiß" - out 2nd October 2020

Hubert von Goisern entered the Austrian album charts at number 2 with his new album Zeiten & Zeichen and following the singles Freunde ... (das Leben ist lebenswert), Brauner Reiter and A Tag wie heut, here's the third video – this time for Eiweiß: a swinging, cheerful, almost Caribbean-esque song, which packs a punch.

"[…] The interplay between ballads and liveliness, between melancholy and irony, provide for some surprising moments in the 17 new songs on Zeiten & Zeichen. On the track Eiweiß (Protein) for example. It's about a polar bear: " Er wär so gern Veganer und lutschert nur Stana … Er wird amoi Tibeter. Irgendwann später." (He'd so love to be a vegan, he'd only suck stones … one day he'll be a Tibetan. Sometime later.) But until that day, he still likes flesh and blood, because he needs protein – at any price. Political correctness? Von Goisern believes in the proteins of poetry."(www.nordbayern.de)

Hubert von Goisern - Freunde ... (das Leben ist lebenswert)

Single: "Freunde ... (das Leben ist lebenswert)" - out 28th August 2020

There are stories we don't like to tell and don't like to hear, of dark times and equally dark fates, of inconceivabilities and the abysmal depths of humanity. They belong to the history of mankind, they are a part of us. They don't disappear just because we don't remember them. They are invisible and we run the risk of crashing into them in moments of carelessness. Together with tenor Andreas Schager and rapper DAME, Hubert von Goisern tells the harrowing story of loving life in times of apocalypse.

Hubert von Goisern - Brauner Reiter

Single: "Brauner Reiter" - out 17th July 2020

Hubert von Goisern has never been at a loss for political statements in his songs. And Brauner Reiter deals with exactly what you immediately associate with the title: the misfortune into which a society plunges, if it gives free rein to right wing movements. And there's the promise that everything will improve if you let go of backward thinking. All packaged in a dark, punchy rock number with hard guitar riffs and pounding rhythm. Ominous but forgiving. Dark, but stirring.

Hubert von Goisern - A Tag wie heut

Single: A Tag wie heut - out 26th June 2020

Hubert von Goisern is back! After years away from the stage, A Tag wie heut is the Austrian's new single. A raw, pretty forthright rock number, without a lot of hoopla, but with a beat that gets you dancing. And with a simple, but urgent message: no matter what skin colour, denomination, or political position we have - we're ultimately all the same. In times of crisis and in times of joy. A statement that couldn't be any more fitting or relevant today.

Flüchtig - a novel

Flüchtig - Hubert AchleitnerFlüchtig (Fleeting) is the first novel from the pen of Hubert Achleitner, better known to many as the musician Hubert von Goisern. The book will be published by Zsolnay on 25th May 2020.

Maria has disappeared. Herwig, to whom she has been married for almost thirty years, hasn't heard from her in months. The fact that she quit her job and took his Volvo at least gives reason to hope that she's still alive. But what has happened to their marriage, their love, their life together?

Hubert Achleitner sends his protagonists on an adventurous journey, which takes them from the Austrian mountains, across Europe to Greece, and which above all turns out to be a highly emotional inward journey for them both. 

A wise and very musical novel about love and longing, fate and fleeting bliss ... "The encounters with these people were as fleeting as the plucked notes of the bouzouki. Nonetheless, each of them left a melody in my heart that still resonates."

Flüchtig by Hubert Achleitner - published 25th May 2020
More info: Flüchtig | Buy now from your local bookshop or Amazon | Zsolnay | Random House

Platinum Bestseller: Flüchtig has been awarded platinum for sales of more than 35,000 copies, and after spending ten weeks at number 1, was Austria's #2 bestseller in hardcover fiction for 2020!

Hubert von Goisern and Conchita at the Climate Kirtag

Climate Kirtag - Hubert von Goisern and ConchitaOn 28th May Vienna's Heldenplatz will transform into a fairground for climate action. As part of the Austrian World Summit, the Climate Kirtag will be celebrated with music, international cuisine and stirring addresses from speakers such as R20 founder Arnold Schwarzenegger and climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Musical support for climate action will come from not just Pizzera & Jaus, but also the inimitable Conchita ... and as special guest, Hubert von Goisern will be performing live on stage with Conchita! Entry is free – don't miss it, we can all be Climate Action Heroes!

Amadeus Austrian Music Awards 2018

The Amadeus Awards nominations have now been announced and we are delighted to say that Hubert von Goisern has been chosen by the Austrian music award's expert jury once more. After the success of the double album Federn Live, which was flavoured with country, bluegrass and zydeco, Hubert is nominated in the category Jazz/World/Blues! The winners will be announced on 26th April at the Vienna Volkstheater.

Hubert von Goisern: Federn Live 2014-2016

New live album out now!

Federn Live 2014-2016- Hubert von Goisern

The finale encore of the Federn Tour may have been played, but now fans can get their hands on the perfect memento of the many concerts that took Hubert von Goisern and his musicians across Europe and across the Atlantic: the live double CD Federn Live 2014-2016 is out on 21st April 2017!

Hubert von Goisern: Federn Live 2014-2016:
Release: 21st April 2017 | Tracklist & more info | Federn Live

Licht ins Dunkel 2016/2017 – Light into the dark

Licht ins Dunkel 2016/2017Figurehead of the Licht ins Dunkel 2016/2017 album is Hubert von Goisern, who graces the cover of the fourth annual edition of the charity's compilation CD. More than 20 diverse Austrian artists – established stars and newcomers alike – alongside HvG have donated their music to this good cause. For each album sold, 5 Euros goes straight to Licht ins Dunkel. It's a musical treat that both sounds good and does good!

Licht ins Dunkel 2016/2017: Tracklist, video & more info |

Amadeus Austrian Music Awards 2016

HvG - Amadeus Awards 2016Winner - Male Artist of the Year

On 3rd April the Volkstheater in Vienna once again played host to the great and the good of the Austrian music scene when the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards brought together artists from across the musical spectrum. With the votes from the public and the jury counted, Hubert von Goisern was announced as the winner in the category Male Artist of the Year! This win constitutes his sixth Amadeus Austrian Music Award in total.

Read more: Amadeus Awards 2016