Peter Vieweger – „Original Falco Band“

Peter Vieweger wurde am 8. April 1954 in Wien geboren und ist Gitarrist, Komponist, und Musikproduzent. Nach der Matura studierte er Gitarre an der Wiener MAkad. (Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst) und Jazz am Konservatorium Wien.

Er war Gitarrist und Komponist bei Drahdiwaberl gründete 1974 die Band Spinning Wheel, die mit Falco und W. Staribacher 1980 als kommerzielleres Seitenprojekt von Drahdiwaberl durch Österreich tourte. Peter Vieweger war Gitarrist u. a. von ULK (Unzulässige Lehrer Konzentration) und Westend, für die er den österreichischen Beitrag zum Song Contest 1983, Hurricane, komponierte.

Seit 1978 ist er auch als Musikproduzent und Songwriter tätig, u. a. produzierte er Drahdiwaberl, Kottan’s Kapelle, Taylor Dayne, Mimi, Nina Proll, Hubertus Hohenlohe, Max, Humpe & Humpe, sowie DÖF.

1981–1987 war Vieweger Gitarrist und Bandleader der Falco-Band

Er ist Vorstandsmitglied der AKM als Vertreter der Komponistenkurie sowie des Vereins österreichischer Musikförderung, der den Österreichischen Musikfonds betreibt.
Im Juni 2018 ist Peter Vieweger von der Mitgliederhauptversammlung der AKM zum neuen Präsidenten der Verwertungsgesellschaft gewählt worden.

Biographie (english):

Peter Vieweger is an Austrian musician, producer, and composer. His father bought him his first guitar when he was 11. From that moment he was determined to play the guitar, and learned by listening to the most influential and important rock music guitarists of all time – artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck. After completing his High School, he studied instrumental music and guitar at the University of Vienna. He also attended the Conservatory of Music to study jazz and learn music arrangements.

He formally started to work in the music business in 1972. Peter was the guitarist and composer of the rock theater band “Drahdiwaberl” from 1972 until 1981. Meanwhile, from 1974 to 1980, he had a second band called “Spinning Wheel” where he was the band leader, guitarist, and composer. During the same period, in 1983 he also participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as a singer and composer with one of his bands named “Westend”, and they reached the top 10 in the grand finale.

He finally left the two bands and from 1980 to 1987, he was the band leader and guitarist for the Austrian pop star “Falco”, famous for the 1986 worldwide No.1 hit song “Rock me Amadeus’’, and who sold more than 60 million albums before his tragic death. In 1984, while still composing, he began producing music, and now has over 400 songs published.

Moving on into the 21st century, in 2004, he became a board member of AKM, the Austrian Collective Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers. Around the same time, he also became a board member of Gföm, the Foundation for Composers and Authors of Austria, and is still a member of both Societies.

In 2007, he became a founding member of the Austrian Music Foundation and is a current board member. As such Peter continues to be a keen supporter of the development of musical artists.

In June 2013, he was the Vice-President of AKM, the Austrian Collective Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers until he became the President in 2018.

Throughout all those years, aside Falco, Peter has worked with many other artists such as Shirley Bassey, Inga and Annette Humpe, Kottan’s Kapelle, DÖF, Stefan Remmler (Trio), Taylor Dayne, Bonnie Bianco, Hubertus Von Hohenlohe, Charlie Watts, Mimi, Nina Proll, Michelle Romance, Oota Dabun, Gabriella, Wolfgang Von Zorn, Bolschoi Beat, Kapitän Wolf and many more. He has worked on more than 80 productions.



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