Christian Plattner was born in 1963
in Tulln, near
He has been leading a ‘triple life’ – with parallel careers in Music, Mathematics and Management – since his teenage years.
Growing up listening to his father Helmut Plattner playing trumpet in traditional jazz and swing bands he soon
took up the clarinet and the alto saxophone. In 1979, his father founded the family band
Plattner & Plattners Jazz Corporation, which during the years would include
younger brother Bernhard Plattner on trombone, and their sister,
Susanne Plattner, as vocalist and guitar player.
From 1982, he studied Mathematics
Oscar Klein's European All Stars,
In 1985, he started his own company, doing business mainly in Software Engineering and Consulting.
With the tenor saxophone and the clarinet as his main instruments,
he began to appear as a soloist at European jazz festivals.
Back in Europe, he released his
first album, aptly entitled Jazz Party, and found himself on a busy
concert schedule, mostly with American artists touring the continent and the
please have a look at the Credits page.
On the management side, after having been employed by Dutch Philips Electronics, he finally returned to his roots in Mathematics and Computer Sciences, working for telecommunications companies nextra, KPNQwest, T-Systems and Tele2.
Currently, Christian Plattner is
Key Account Manager with Hutchison Drei
His current musical activities are focused on his two ensembles Christian Plattner Jazz Party and Classic Jazz Trio.