Josef Gumpinger graduated with distinctions at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, where he held two percussion classes from 1999 to 2011. Since 2011 he held the classical percussion chair at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In 1993 he joined the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra as percussionist, becoming its timpani leader in 2009. With Prof. Gerhard Windbacher he founded the percussion ensemble Supercussion Vienna which premiered many works by leading composers.
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